I was trying to paint a picture, as a reminder, of where the church once was so that people could look back and say, "Wow, look how far we've come - Praise God for bringing us this far!" The hope was that this reminder would be, in a season of pastoral transition, a call to press ahead and trust in God as the church moves into its next chapter. Instead, I think I painted such a robust picture that it came to life and became present reality.
A reminder for us all of the power of words to shape and define our world. Here is a message I sent to the congregation that afternoon:
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