Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Great Commission

Sunday is my Commissioning Service, I can honestly say that though I did dream of being a missionary when I was a little girl I never dreamed of my Commissioning Day.  I guess I spent my little girl years dreaming of a wedding.  Now at 30 I can honestly say I have spent the last year dreaming of this day, and not a wedding. My how things have changed.  I feel like in a way this is a very similar experience.  It is a ceremony to celebrate a commitment and a future.  It is saying farewell to life as I have known it, and hello to a life that God has invited me into.

Perhaps this is why I am so excited to share this big day with so many loved ones, friends, and supporters.  The best weddings that I have attended are those where the Bride and Groom are obviously surrounded and supported by their families, their friends and their support network who also are vowing to help this couple make their marriage work, to stick with them through thick and thin.  To encourage and equip them as they endeavor to  move into this new phase of life.  This is exactly what I hope this Commissioning will hold for me, that I will be spending this weekend leading up to my commissioning with friends from all over from different parts and times of my life all coming together to help me move into this new phase of my life.

Also, like a wedding and like me there will be a new (though not pricey) dress and of course shoes! 

I am so thankful to all of you who have helped me reach this point in my life.  Thankful for the people that God has put along my path who have helped me to become the person God desired me to be.  I am  thankful to God for not giving up on me, for dreaming bigger dreams for me than I had for myself, and I am thankful that this day is one that I will get to share with so many loved ones.  

In case you did not get an invite, please know that you are welcome to join me on my special day this Sunday June 6th 9:30am, at Felton Bible Church.  With lunch following.

3 comments:

Rome City Team said...

What a wonderful thought! We are with you, too. Waiting on this end....

Pastor Randy said...

And I guess that means I get to "give you away?" Praying for a great day!

trinity said...

Yep you get to give me away, to the life and purpose God has created me for!