June 11, 2020

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it….”  ~Isaiah 30:21

Dear Friends:
As I write this, John and I are on a “staycation”.  We are taking the week to pack up our condo and move to a small apartment in Dublin.  From there, once we retire in late summer, we will head to the Berkshires for a few weeks, and then find an apartment in Charlotte near our kids.  And then a permanent home!

Thinking about all this is somewhat crazy making.  But I am comforted by the fact that the Bible is full of stories of believers on a journey of faith. Like the ancient Hebrews, we are all on a faith journey—just with less boxes!  I have always loved the imagery of Exodus—that of the cloud and the pillar of fire leading the Hebrews to the promised land. The earliest Christians knew this truth and referred to themselves as followers “of the Way.”

So, as the Harts look at the calendar, we want you to know two things:

First: It is a joy and a privilege to be here and to take this journey together during this critical time of both pandemic and heart-felt protests
Second: We appreciate your prayers as we try new things at Liberty during Covid-19—and as we try to find our socks!

My prayer for us as individuals and as a church is always that the Lord goes before us to show us the way—pillar or otherwise—and that we may faithfully follow.