This coming Sunday marks the end of my pastoral era. But it’s not about me. It’s about Christ and His Church – in this case, His local church. So in keeping with this focus, I want to quote from that clever and canny philosophical feline, the Cheshire Cat who lived in Alice’s Wonderland. Alice had gotten lost, but stumbled upon this sagacious cat. Soon she was seeking his counsel due to her conundrum and inquired, “Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”
To which the Cheshire astutely fired back, “Well that depends a good deal on where you want to go to.”
Alice, now looking more than a scant bewildered retorted, “I don’t much care where.”
Sir Cheshire demonstrated his keen wit with this simple rejoinder, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Our church family is not living in Alice’s Wonderland, but we are at a place where we’re needing an answer to the question, “Which way ought we to go from here?” We stand at the threshold of a new era. We’re searching for a new shepherd and we need some Cheshire wisdom.
Now I won’t provide any of that this coming Sunday morning, but I will open up the Scriptures and share some pertinent insights. So please join us as I share from the Bible where we ought to go in the sermon I’ve entitled, “Possessing the Promised Land.”