I can imagine there were a lot of sad faces & tears, when the Apostle Paul, told the church the Holy Spirit told him, it was time to leave & preach about Jesus somewhere else. But a good pastor is supposed to prepare the church to teach Jesus love & to others & to not be totally dependent on the pastor . I have often wondered who would deliver the Bible text message or the email devotionals, if i didn’t.I started back in 2009, I think . Most of the time I would just text a verse, for a while in the past, & since the past summer, I have started back to adding my personal commentary. It is only with God’s guidance I can do it, because I have been seminary school to learn to preach. I don’t wanna preach in front of a congregation. I have always used a cellphone & a laptop. A few times, people who receive the Word of God I send, have helped me God gives the gift of love to believers & non-believers, so i one way or another, the love of Jesus is experienced by all people, so if a atheist, Buddhist, Muslim, or a homosexual show you kindness, the love of God was shown, and they probably didn’t know it, but as Christian, you should recognize it, cause the word of God, says all things work together, for those who love Him.
Ask yourself this, what are you doing for His purpose & to share is His loving message, that death can not separate a relationship, for friends if they both have a love for the Lord Jesus. Amen! God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you & so do I. Sam H