25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:25-28 NIV
As we enter Spring, we think of new beginnings. The grass grows again, flowers bloom and the world emerges after spending much time indoors during the Winter season. For me personally, Spring means the beginning of another busy soccer season as the coach of my son, Jonas’, soccer team. We all seem to be busy this time of year, and we are anxious to either start something new or renew past passions or goals.
As a church, Riverchase is on the cusp of a new beginning as we search for a new children’s minister. Our elders, ministers and deacons believe in the importance of this ministry and fully support it. Our children are vitally important to us, and we all want them to come to know Christ in a personal way that will guide them through the rest of their lives. In Romans, Paul speaks of the hope we have. We can’t see it yet, but we patiently wait for what God has in store for us. He tells us that the Holy Spirit helps us. God searches our hearts and works for our good if we love Him and seek out His purposes.
On behalf of our elders, ministers and deacons, I would like to ask you to keep diligently praying for us as we seek out God’s purposes, and we keep working towards hiring the new children’s minister that God has prepared for the Riverchase Church of Christ. Pray that our hearts will be pure as we continue to search and that we would always seek God’s purposes above all others. We are confident that the Holy Spirit is faithfully working throughout this process, and we anxiously anticipate the good that God has planned for the future of his church at Riverchase.