My thoughts were immediately directed to all of the wonderful memories I have of Chase from his birth, to his first steps, to tee ball, to learning to live in a foreign country, to playing his guts out to Jesus on our worship team, to making the decision to go to LIFE, etc etc etc.
There’s obvious differences. I will see Chase in a few weeks during the holidays and I am so grateful for that opportunity. But there is still a transition happening that is not unlike someone moving from this life to the next.
There is sadness, but there is also great joy. Chase has made good decisions throughout his life, none so powerful as his decision to follow Jesus. That decision has guided every other decision. He’s made mistakes just like all of us, but he has crossed over to another realm: adulthood. He has passed from childhood to adulthood in one afternoon. But really, the last 18 years has been preparation for this moment and I’m so confident that he will continue to make wise decisions as he walks with Jesus in this next season.
Action: So have you prepared for the BT (big transition) from this life to the next? We don’t end, but continue on in a new way. Set your heart towards Christ today and see how He might help you bridge into whatever next season He has for you. I can guarantee you it will be full of adventure and wonder.