“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”
Are we ready?
The asbestos has been removed and the renovations are in full swing. Before we know it, our building will have a new elevator, new bathroom, renovated office space, and space to reach out to our community to offer the gift of music. God is about to do new things through us. Our facility will be able to be a comfortable, welcoming space for people of all physical abilities and offer us an opportunity to do new things with our ministries.
New things can be scary and exciting. There is new potential and possibilities, but it means that what we know and possibly love, will no longer be. There is a death that happens when something new is born. When we come into the world, we die to the way we existed in our mother’s womb and we have to learn to live in a new environment. When we pass from this life through death to new life in God’s more immediate presence, we will once again have to learn a new way of being. In between, though the act of living remains somewhat constant, the things we have around us may change and we find ourselves having to adapt.
The good news is that through all of this, seasons of constancy and change, God is with us. If we are open to it, God will be able to use us to do a new thing. God will allow blessings to spring forth from our efforts, as challenging as the adaptation may be.
As we go through the next several months of constant change with the construction becoming quite visible, may we be open to what God is doing. May we be prayerfully considering how we can use this new thing for God’s glory and to be a blessing to God and our community.
- In Chris's Peace,