We're home. At least in our "temporary" home, which is a representation of what's to come when we get to our eternal permanent home. Anyway, for now, we're home. In our new Madison Heights Church home. God blessed our efforts to honor Him. I am looking forward, with great anticipation, to what God has in store for us in this new home. Because really, it's His home. It is where He meets with us when we gather to worship Him. It is the place from which He sends us to be part of the work He has begun around us. It is the place where He changes lives. Forever. It is home.
Yesterday we gathered to worship together, commission our first missionary families, and enjoy the fellowship of friends and family. It truly felt like we were home, where we belong. For now. Someone told me that everyone looked more beautiful, than they had before. That makes me smile.
The children in the nursery seemed much happier. There were less tears and more laughter. That makes me really smile!! It was a day to be remembered with great joy. Next Sunday Children's Church will resume. There will be more smiles, more laughter, more learning, more singing, more worship. I can't wait.
I am so very thankful for the opportunity to be part of God's work in and through Madison Heights. It is truly a "happenin' place"! May God continue to grow His church, deepen our love and commitment to Him, increase our desire for and awareness of obedience to Him. May His kingdom increase and His will be done. May He be honored in all that we attempt carry out in His name.
Thank you, Father, that you chose such unworthy vessels to be part of a building where You, the Sovereign Creator, will continually meet with us.