Monday night we had the first meeting of our revised New Building Committee. This is the group of talented folks who will help us complete the vision for our new multipurpose building and then repurpose the Friendship Hall for youth space. It is a very talented and experienced group of folks. It is "revised" because we have added a few new folks while others have decided to "retire" as we enter this next phase of our work.
We began our meeting by introducing ourselves. We talked about who we were, how long we had been a part of this church, what experience or expertise we may bring to this work, and whether we had served on a building committee before. Roy Davey, one of our members, introduced himself by sharing that he is an architect by training. However, he shared with us that the reason he went to study architecture was this: when he was a young boy, he watched his church build a new building. He told us that he used his Brownie camera to take pictures of the progress. His experience of watching that church building go up affected him for the rest of his life. Roy says he still has those pictures stored somewhere.
I love to hear people share stories about why they have chosen a particular path in life. I wonder what stories you have that inspired you to do something. Think about something that happened along your path in life and how that changed your direction in life. If it was for the good, I believe God was at work there - whether we realized it or not. God uses the events of our lives to bring about something good and meaningful. I think this is especially true when it comes to creating something good. My son recently completed a program to learn how to write computer code, and the motto of the program is this: "Make Beautiful and Meaningful Things." I think it would be great if we all found ways, whatever our callings in life may be, to make beautiful and meaningful things that give glory to God!
Prayer for Today
God of all creation, you made this world beautiful and you called it "good." Help us to learn from your example to make beautiful things in our lives today. We pray this in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.