Thorns and Brokenness

This was the Sunday for the installation of Dr. Rick Asche as one of our associate pastors at Epiclesis. As we welcomed RickĀ  as our Pastor of Intergenerational Discipleship, the congregation had the opportunity to participate, too, and along the way, Pastor Chris looked at some Scriptures that spoke to thorns and brokenness. Thorns in our lives have a way of leading either to praise or embitterment. And if we'll let them, they can also lead to brokenness-- the kind of brokenness that is essential for the pastoral leadership that the church today needs so badly.