Dark · Death · Wonder

a haunting…

I saw it Sunday… it made me sad…

A Sunday school room… door shut… dark… quiet… while the others up and down the hall were filled with light… open doors… people…

This was the class I used to teach…

I left it almost four years ago to start a new class… a three year class which is now complete…

I wonder if I failed… to inspire those who were there to continue on their own… if I failed to raise up a leader to follow…

You see… some fifteen years earlier… the same class was at a crossroads… close the door… or someone had to step up to lead…

Even though I was a baby Believer… maybe five years of faith under my belt… I felt the pressing to take the lead… because no one else would…

I was the primary leader for ten years or more… then encouraged others to rotate in leading class…

I thought they were growing… thought it was working…

He called me to start something new… and in that same time since… the last class has gone dark… silent… door closed…

He says there is a season for everything…

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 ESV

And I remind myself… only He makes things grow…

But I do wonder… if I failed to be faithful… to do all He called while I was there…

With Monday dawning… the sadness lingers… the dark room haunts…

Amen…

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