This Week @ Great Hills

We Are Family

I, like many of you, have been looking forward to the arrival new pictorial directory.  I received mine yesterday!  I sat down and began to flip through it and smiled as I thumbed through the pages of Great Hills people and families.

I couldn’t help but think what a difference it was from the first time I looked through a Great Hills directory.  I sat down with the first book in July, 2010.  I was looking at a sea of strangers…a part from the handful of people I had met during the transition process.  To be honest, it was a bit overwhelming and pretty lonely.  I am glad to say that as I looked through our new directory I felt at home and a part of this family of believers at Great Hills.  I still have a long way to go to know as many as I hope to but I knew and know many of our church.

I like that…I want that!  The 1979 Sister Sledge song “We Are Family” is running through my head.  We can sing it if you want to!  🙂

We are a family.  Scripture says the world will know us by our love for one another. (Jn. 13:35)  We are brothers and sisters.  God is our Father.  So as I look through the pages of the new book, I see people I care about and want God’s very best for.  For those I have had the privilege to get to know I pray our relationship deepens as we serve Christ together at GH and for those I have yet to meet and/or get to know…I look forward to the opportunity.  After all, we are family!