Looking out of the open window

#419 “Where God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.” Today is the first day of my final year at #theologicalcollege so this is perhaps a strange saying to reflect on. I am aware though, that it is also the first day of the first year for my new colleagues. For some the door to their old professional life only closed on Friday and today they have arrived wondering what on earth the next few years will be like. Today the #window has been opened a crack for these new ordinands as they have tasted college life and worship very briefly, seeing a glimpse of what lies ahead. For those returning, the window is open much wider, giving a better view of what lies ahead, of how we are changing and developing. All of us though, are still at the window stage…it will be a while yet until we find the door to get out and #explore this vast new life of possibility. For now though, I pray that ordinands across the country would gaze out at the unfamiliar horizon, taking in every detail, being open to new possibilities. God be in our head, and in our understanding; God be in our eyes, and in our looking; God be in our mouths, and in our speaking; God be in our hearts, and in our thinking; God be in our ends, and at our departing. Amen. 

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