The economy is in a horrible nosedive.
Seems like a terrible time to try to erect a church building.
These things cost money, you see. And we're committed, we're in, it's happening.
And churches don't get government grants to raise up buildings. Nobody else is paying for this. We pay for this. We sacrifice, and tithe our 10% - or more - or less - and we sweat and risk God's promises and give our dollars to the church, trusting that letting go of that which we think we need the most might give God the honor he is due. To all my PCC friends, do you realize this? Do you know that this building doesn't go up unless you give?
It's exhilarating and terrifying, all at the same time.
Today, I read Jan's blog and these words caught hold of me:
More than ever, people need what only God can give through the church. And more than ever, we have a responsibility as followers of Jesus.
I'm convinced. And convicted.