The title says it all.  We are overwhelmed by it all.  I am called to be the Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Oskaloosa, Iowa.  My child will be a Hawkeye, I am a University of Texas fan and my wife grew up in Arkansas.  What a collision of inter-mural worlds our family might end up being.  Of course, this is but a minor element of what has happened in our lives.

I am left wondering, constantly for the last two days, who am I that I should be called to serve these people?  If it were my doing I would have already made such a mess of things.  We see here nothing more than the Grace of God.  May He continue to be so good to us all as we struggle in our faithfulness to Him.

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