Those of us left at 3400 IH-35 North are beginning to count the hours until there is no one from Concordia left at this address. By this time next week, there may be no one left here. Boxes are packed and ready to be picked up...computers will be gathered and taken to the new campus early next week...it's getting harder and harder to find books, files, etc that we might need. And life is getting a little sadder as the time approaches.
What is one to think about all of this? It is time to say goodbye, and yet saying goodbye is mixed with many different emotions. Watching buildings come down makes one realize the temporary nature of life. Watching cranes being erected that will build new buildings boggles the mind at "how do they do that?" Wondering if the right decisions were made to move or not allows one to engage in debate and dialogue with ones self - always an interesting discussion. And trusting that God will walk along side all aspects of the move provides great comfort for the days, months and years ahead.
As I walked down one of the hallways on the new campus earlier this week, I thought to myself whether or not Concordia would be at this location 82 years from now. Only God knows. What I do know is that Concordia University Texas will continue to be faithful to its calling of developing Christian leaders who go out into the world to make a difference - and to increase the Kingdom of God.
So while it is with mixed emotions that I approach this final week at 3400 IH-35 North, it is with gratitude to God for his blessings in the past and hope in the future toward what He will provide.