Farewell

Faith Hope Love

It has been my pleasure to be your pastor at Trinity since 2014. Retirement is big step for Jill and I, but I also know that it is a big step into the unknown for Trinity too.

Life is full of uncertainties, but no matter what happens, the Lord has given us His precious promises and the Holy Spirit to rely on. Think deeply about the work that the Holy Spirit desires to do in you.

As a beloved child of God, God has chosen to reveal the love of Jesus to you and through you. The Bible pictures our faith as beautiful work of God’s grace in Christ:

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

Through faith in the abiding Word of God (John 14:23), we’ll see all the good that God has planned for us in Christ (Romans 8:31–32). In faith, we push back the fears and worries of life, finding joy in Jesus Christ (Romans 15:13, James 1:2–4). As a benediction for my last Trinity website post, I encourage you with the great hope and promises of Psalm 20 (ESV):

May the Lord answer you in times of trouble.

May the God of Jacob protect you.

2 May he send you help from his Temple

and support you from Mount Zion.

3 May he remember all your offerings

and accept all your sacrifices.

4 May he give you what you want

and make all your plans succeed,

5 and we will shout for joy when you succeed,

and we will raise a flag in the name of our God.

May the Lord give you all that you ask for.

6 Now I know the Lord helps his appointed king.

He answers him from his holy heaven

and saves him with his strong right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, others in horses,

but we trust the Lord our God.

8 They are overwhelmed and defeated,

but we march forward and win.

9 Lord, save the king!

Answer us when we call for help.

Blessings in Jesus!

PastorShawnsSig