If you follow this blog (you've not had much to follow lately - but thanks to Jason at TCS I'm up and running again), you know that we are in a building program at Spring Meadows Church of Christ ... it's an exercise in patience.
We have a sign out in front of the building we meet in now (ex hardware store, bar and grocery store) that proclaims "Temporary Location". That little building is Spring Meadow's third temporary location. It has been a blessing. Could any of you imagine trying to squeeze 250 folks into the "barber shop"? but it too is pretty much full now - we can get a few more folks in it but at 250 we have to put chairs out and parking becomes a real issue to. But it's the whole temporary location thing that is bugging me. Every time I say it, it bugs me.
The implication is that when we get to the Duplex Road property it will be a permanent location. It won't be. When we move into the "gym" it to will be temporary. And then when we eventually build and move into the auditorium, won't it too really be temporary.
Frankly for the Christian, isn't it all temporary here anyway? One of our major problems is that we begin to believe that anything physical, like a building, is permanent.
"...we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).
I like the old song: "this world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through, my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue..."
So, if you will, please pray for us as we prepare to move into our next temporary location.
Hmmmmm, I hope that made sense.... :)