Letter 73

Dear Noah,

Last Sunday, your mom and I launched The Bridge. It’s a new church that didn’t exist a year and a half ago. We started it in our home and it has grown to the point that we have begun weekly services. Someday when you can read, I want you to go to Matthew 15 and read the story of Peter walking on water. It’s one of my favorites.

I want you to always know that God has an adventure planed for your life. There are a couple of things that you need to remember. 1. It’s usually something that you don’t feel qualified to do. I have felt so inadequate in almost every point of this process and what ever God calls you to do, you will probably feel the same way. 2 The adventure that God calls you to will have risk involved. You will need to remind me of this when I don’t want you to do something big because I have calculated the risk and making my decision based on my love for you. And 3. When you do those things that are not possible for us to do without God, it’s the biggest thrill of your life.

Last Friday night we set up at the school for worship. It was hard work but more than that was my insecurities about what might happen on Sunday. This had been my dream/vision for the last 10 years. Everything I had done on a professional level this was always in the back of my mind. I have dreamt about this night, prayed for this night and imagined what it was going to be like. It was like a rock star about to step out on the stage in Madison Square Garden for the first time or like an astronaut getting ready to go into space. (Well maybe not those extremes but it was big). After everyone had left, I’m standing up front getting used to the lights and pacing the worship area to get a feel for it, I look and there are you and your mom. Sitting midway back, watching me. That was one of the greatest feelings in the world. I’m taking this leap, risking a whole bunch, not knowing what is going to happen but the one thing I know for sure is that your mom loves me and we go together where ever that may be.

I love you,

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