Endings and Beginnings

I don't believe that anything was put in the Bible to simply take up space.  So when Jesus says that He is the Beginning and the End I tend to believe Him.

This week there was an end in my life, I am no longer the worship leader & youth pastor at Pilgrim Church.  The church leadership wanted to return to a more traditional style of worship in their contemporary services and that is not how I would chose to lead.  Simply put, they wanted something that I was not.  

Even though I was half expecting this change I must admit that my heart is having a hard time dealing with it.  I am disappointed for the church, saddened at how things were handled, and heartbroken at being denied the chance to tell my church family goodbye.

Yet in the midst of these emotions my spirit is reminding me of an unfading truth- that He who began a good work in me will complete it (Phil. 1:6).  Just because it is over does not mean that I am over.  He is the Beginning and the End.  Sometimes it is difficult to stand at the end of something and feel that there could ever be something beautiful beginning.  Yet this is how our God works.  He takes away the first to establish the second.  So I take heart, hold fast to my confidence, and set my heart to expect good things.

And above all I know, that I know, that I know that my Jesus is Lord of the Endings and the Beginnings.


You are Loved,


Jessica Bittner2 Comments