On my day off (Monday) I spent all day – all day! – in our flower beds. Ripping up weeds and misplaced grass was hard, dirty work. I had dirt and mud everywhere. At the end of the day, I had beds ready for fall flowers. As I worked though the day, I thought a lot about spiritual work. Preparing the soil is a lot of hard, dirty work. As I think of all the opportunity our church has to see a beautiful harvest, I am thankful for people who prepared the soil.
– I am thankful for the early members of New Community Church who took a risk, and started a church in Beech High School.
– I am thankful for former members of our church who gave sacrificially to see the building built.
– I am thankful for the people who believed in me when we started Sumner Life, and stuck with me and Beth through some difficult times.
– I am thankful for all the members of The Church at Indian Lake who have patiently worked though the pains of transition as we have created a new church.
Its a lot of hard, dirty work that to prepare the soil, but when we see a beautiful spiritual garden grown by God, the work will be worth it.