Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I have always made fun of church signs...

But here are a couple of shots of ours...





Disclaimer:
So these are lousy photos but it was cold out and i didn't have a cap for my bald head... sorry... (I will get Rebecca Blog Flickr to take a few later this week and get them up)

Also they don't really do the sign justice... but they will have to do...

Post:

We got our signed delivered today (we being us as a church... not sure why churches have signs.. well i guess to let people know where they meet? - ok, not my point) and its kinda wierd.. not the sign, but having one... I am not a big "sign guy" but the sign itself looks amazing... i went out there tonight to look at it cause it is backlit from the inside and honestly... it looks sweet...

Well this post is not just about a sign.. signs are prolly less important than we realize but its about where we are as a community. All through the Bible people built alters or stacked stones or raised an "ebenezer" as a sybmol for what God has done... to keep reminding us of all God has done... Well when I saw the sign tonight for the first time I got this sense of.... "Look at where I have brought you... I am being faithful to you as my people.." ans its not because we have a "sign"... but because we have a place in His story... he has called us to be His children and we are... So AMAZING... I have friends and family I would never know the way I do because of what God has done for us... and when I saw it tonight I was reminded of that in some ways...

So we have a sign... but more than that we are blessed that what our sign says is true... we are a church community... His Church...

In a world that is more broken than we can even imagine (I have heard today some of the most horrible tales of genecide, brutality, hurt, and injustice one could ever imagine) we still have hope...

Lord... thank you for allowing us to experience your Kingdom... may we, as Visio Dei, and as a part of Your church play a role in ushering in Your Kingdom... May we realize where you have brought us... what You have brought us out of... May we have moments of "remembering" or seeing "signs"... May we be compelled to share that with the brokeness or the world around us... May we share it with one another... May we bring You glory...


Love and Peace,

-J

4 comments:

Mad Marlow said...

dude, where is "Pastor Jeff & Jason" on the sign...Sp freaking disappointed!!!!

OK...JK, sign looks great.

Shalom

Shannon Smith said...

"And the sign says 'Everybody welcome, come in, kneel down and pray'". - Tesla

Looks good.

Anonymous said...

if i was a fly, i'd be stuck on that sign

wish i was with you guys rather than taking exams

Rebecca said...

maybe tonight? some rebecca/blog/flickr pictures to add? we shall see..... :)

i might need someone to come stage a car driving by so we can get some cool lights in the background... whaddaya think??