You know how at the end of a season of your favorite show all the characters are usually pictured alone in a room staring off into space, or comforting each other after a big ordeal, or sharing a congratulatory hug right before the music changes and the next monster/bad guy comes into the picture?
Whatever the ending, it’s usually not very conclusive.
I always have the “whew, we made it through that” feeling, but never really know what’s coming next.
That is exactly how I feel at the end of this semester. Whew – I made it through my fourth semester at ETBU!
I taught some new classes and some that I had taught before. I met lots of new, great students. I moved into a new house on campus, and started as the new Faculty in Residence for Ornelas Hall.
**Insert congratulatory hugs**
But there are lots of loose ends left untied…
**Insert music change**
We still do not have a new President for ETBU, and Dr. Dub’s shoes are still just as daunting to fill.
We are losing one of the great staples in the ETBU community. A much-loved professor, Centennial Hall FIR, and personal mentor: Dr. Elijah Brown. God has led him to another great opportunity, but who will step in here?
What are we to do when the future seems unclear? I trust God, but still I worry/wonder.
Hebrews 13:8 seems especially helpful here:
Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.
The authorship of Hebrews is unknown, but many scholars think it was written by Paul.
Whoever it was most certainly wrote this letter to the Hebrew people, encouraging them to trust Christ, explaining who He can be for them, and showing how much better life can be with Him.
I’m not from Hebrew, and I already trust Christ. But it is nice to be reminded how steadfast Jesus is – completely unchanging.
In our lives, change is inevitable. The end of a semester, the end of a season, the start of something new.
But God is always there, and He never changes. We even celebrate His birthday on the same day every year
Speaking of, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! Thank you to all the readers of this blog. It has been fun sharing thoughts with you!
Even though the soundtrack to our little show may seem a little tense right now, we can all take comfort in God, and know that Jesus is taking care of us individually and as an ETBU family just like He always has.
Who knows? Maybe next season/semester, all plot lines will be settled!
Merry Christmas everyone, and have a great break!!