Posted by: AJ the Irish Lass | February 23, 2009

What If He Leaves?

2 Kings 2:1-12

Uncertainty is never a good experience. It’s probably a “nightmare” scenario for one with a mission of as much importance as Elisha had. He was set to take over the office of one of the Bible’s most important prophets.

While our own lives are much different from Elisha’s, change, especially in a pastoral situation, can seem catastrophic. Change is one thing that’s constant in life, yet many aren’t willing to deal with it. I’m aware of at least one situation where members of a congregation followed their pastor halfway across the country when he left. Such is NOT the way of a healthy relationship.

What can we learn from Elisha being faced with such a drastic change? God never leads us into a period of transition without equipping us to deal with the next phase. If we could only see God’s hand in the changes we go through!


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