Change

Someone once said, “the only constant in life is change”. In my experience there is a least a hint of truth there. Change seems to be around every corner of life. As soon as I get used to the way things are, something changes, and I have to adjust. Let me share with you two changes we will be experiencing within the life of Covenant.

First, Adriana Perera, our organist/pianist since 2007, will be leaving us in May. She is pursuing an opportunity to serve God as a worship consultant within the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her love of God, her heart to worship God, and her musical gifts have equipped her to help churches bridge the divide between traditional and contemporary worship and discover unity in their desire to worship God in Spirit and Truth.

Adriana has been an excellent musical leader among us and an absolutely delightful colleague with whom to serve. We will miss her and wish for her and her family every good thing. Our Session has authorized Mary Witherspoon, Andy Huttula (our Worship Team elders), Bryan Page, and me to establish a new search team for our organist/piano accompanist.

Second, in our Youth Ministry we have been blessed to have Rob McAlister serve as our Interim Director. He will serve with us through May, then move on to new things. We knew from the outset that Rob would be here for just nine months. Yet, it has been worth it. Rob has been a good fit among us, building good relationships with students, parents, and other adult leaders. We are thankful for his friendship and his ministry among us.

Our Youth Director Search Team (Jeff Baker- chair, Linda Brouwer – vice chair, Jean Oakley, Don and Alice Searcy, Loree Gieger, Salley Walker, and Tom Pendergrass) is hard at work. Please pray for them.

We have experienced change before; more change is in store for us. Change is constantly with us. Though this is true, it’s equally important to remember other constants.

God is faithful still. Psalm 46 reminds us, “though earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea…though the mountains quake,…there is….the holy place where the Most High dwell… Be still and know that I am God.”

In the midst of these and other changes, we know and serve a God whose love for us is steadfast and endures forever. Lamentations cries out,

Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for God’s compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait on Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him…

In these waves of change, God is faithful. This is the most important constant in my life. How about yours?

Blessed,
Hal