Recently, I spent much of my morning sorting through the filing cabinet that holds the children’s curriculum for the church. I expected it to be somewhat mundane as filing isn’t usually my favorite activity. But today as I looked through about 5 years of documents I was surprised by what I found. There was evidence of God’s faithfulness throughout the cabinet.
Our church formerly documented every new visiting family with children through a childcare form that was filed out when dropping a kid off at children’s ministry. As I read form after form of the families in the file, tears came to my eyes. I knew none of these families before 5 years ago and yet so many of them have become the very core and the leadership of our church.
Approaching our Sabbatical has done a few things in my heart. The first is that it has given me a desire for rest. Much of our perspective these past 8 years since planting Trinity Park has been about what’s next. What new obstacle is there to overcome? What vision needs to be pushed forward? What new ministries need to be started? But a call to rest is a call to stop, to look around and be amazed at what God has done. His faithfulness is sprinkled through the pages of the curriculum filing cabinet and throughout the church the He has built.
Olivia Jackson has been at Trinity Park since 2010. She lives with her family in Cary.