This Sunday marks the LAST time Journey Church will gather as a community of faith at 421 John Deere Drive. For those of us that have been working diligently to build our new church home at 366 S. Lincoln Drive, you would think that would be an entirely joyful event. As we get closer and closer, I find myself trying to find the balance between anticipating the new place while still being thankful for the old. Alpha and Omega …
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
First, the omega. The end of our five-plus years at our current location. It’s been an incredible ride. I cannot even hold it all in when I recall the wonders God has done in our little tribe over that time. The lives He has brought to us. The friendships we have made. The work He has done in our hearts that can NEVER be undone. Our kids who were born, grown or matured into adults at that place. And now it ends.
But, with EVERY ending also comes a sweet new beginning. A fresh new chance to build new memories, new friendship, new growth, renewed faith. The possibilities are endless. And with that alpha, we will christen a new place. A new home for Journey Church; a place that will be all ours, or His I should say.
For me personally, over the past few days, both of these places have changed in my mind. Instead of places, they have taken their place as spiritual markers. Places that will forever have a special place in my heart, my family, my testimony, my life.
So I invite you to look back over the past five days, five weeks, five months or five years, and recall where you’ve been and where you’ve traveled to. It is only the beginning.
We invite you to come along. Join us this Sunday at 421 John Deere Drive as we celebrate the last marker of that chapter (omega). And then be there the following Sunday as we christen 366 S. Lincoln in a way only Journey Church can. You DO NOT want to miss either one.
Hope to see you there!