Today marks a new beginning in the history of the church I currently attend.
Yesterday, at the end of each of the morning worship services, the congregation packed up the hymnbooks and pew Bibles. Then, they carried the 77-year-old pew cushions out to a dumpster (or took one home for a variety of uses).
This week, workers will begin the process of restoring and renovating the sanctuary and chapel. What excitement!
New beginnings always have a way of generating excitement. It is my hope that this time of new beginning will also have some symbolic significance in the life of this church. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this time of facility restoration and renovation could also be a time of restoration and renovation in the spiritual lives of the members and friends of the church?
I, for one, will be praying that God uses this time to move on us all in a spirit of true revival. He has placed us very purposefully in the heart of this city. May His mercy and grace overwhelm us and equip us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to do His work and to obey His will.
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