Whenever I read any of Paul's letters I feel a little like I've been through a whirlwind of information. He addresses so many things in such short letters.
Paul talks a lot about Elders and their responsibilities and the qualities required. I couldn't help thinking about our church when I read this...
Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader. 1 Timothy 5:22a
In light of the announcement of Pastor Ron's retirement, when I read this scripture I thought about the length of time that our church intends to take to replace Pastor Ron and to find the right person to fill his shoes. I'm sure there are lots of people that feel that this process will be long and drawn out and never-ending. And maybe they have a point, however, Paul's letters clearly show how important finding the right leaders is and I have to respect the process that our church has come up with. It seems to me that they are doing everything in their power to fill this role with the right person and to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Titus 1-3