07 February 2011

Little Boxes, Full of Ticky Tack

It feels like we have been packing for months, but it’s only really two weeks. Two weeks, you say? That’s what we say, too! It has never taken us THIS long to pack up our home. But, on the other hand, usually it seemed a little more cut and dry. Two enormous PODS occupy our driveway, crowding out the humble minivan like a bully on the playground. Today, a 12’ U-Haul trailer joined the gang. Aforementioned minivan has now been banished to the neighbor’s driveway.

There’s something cathartic about packing. It gives us an opportunity to clean house, purge the closets, rid our life of rubbish. Reminds me of the saying, “You never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul.” Jesus said “Store up treasures in heaven.” I wonder what he would say about our piles of treasure in my driveway. Sigh…..

On a brighter note, we have been so very blessed to have many people drop by and interrupt our packing. Do we mind? NOT AT ALL! We have loved each visit! To sit and connect, drink some coffee, and perhaps pray together has created some memories that will be treasured for years to come.

We’ve parted ways with our Lakewood church family, but I’m reminded that God’s church is not confined to mere walls. The body of Christ is a dynamic organism. The Bride is created not by man through buildings or organizations, but a common heart (and spirit) being thread through each of us, men and women, boys and girls who have realized that Christ took our place on that cross of death. Without that exchange, I would forever be caught in my own darkness. On my own, all I can do is stand in His way! That’s a learning process; sometimes much of me tries to jump back in. But the older I grow in my walk, the less I need to be seen. Obedience is everything. I want Jesus to be seen – not Meghann!

So, however long it takes us to pack, wherever the road leads, so be it. “To everything there is a season..” Our season in SWLA has come to an end, but a new season begins!! For those of you living in the central KY area, we’re so excited to see you again, and join you in building God’s kingdom! God has already given us some exciting dreams we want to share in the weeks to come. Thanks for your love, prayers, and support.

The Easleys