As John learned that Jesus had begun baptizing people, his joy came from knowing that he was part of a much bigger plan—a holy purpose. For my part, I find it difficult to let go of things I enjoy or things that have become part of my public identity.
Even though we think we are in control of our lives, nothing happens without God making room for it, and nothing begins or ends except when God says it’s time. Every gift, talent and opportunity we have received is for the greater glory of God. Further, everything that is taken from us, and all our transitions, may ultimately be for our greater good. If we trust God, we will see things come full circle. We will know our part in the greater narrative. We will experience joy in our various beginnings and in our endings.
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