IN 2021 a small timber church stands in remote hilly country in Texas U.S.A.
Long ago people argued that they wanted more land cleared – they wanted a larger, greater statement of Christian Faith in their midst. Even powerful people wanted to give massive sums of money to erect this building.
The Pastor had been adamant. ‘The facility was to be built adequate, strong as a place of worship with limited land clearance.
A Place where GOD is to be God in our midst.
Through the years, bushfires raged, Mountain winds howled through the timbers. That small timber church with its simple wooden cross still sits on a remote hillside.
Looking upwards, worshippers then, and now, with often hordes of visitors with picnic hampers, get their most powerful lesson from the sky.
A pair of bald eagles build a massive nest on the highest Pine at the edge of church land. (Every year)
Generations of adults and children who stop to worship also get a graphic SERMON ON LIFE.
Parent birds – Protection, nurture, provision, comfort, teaching. Under massive wings, shelter and then the lessons on ‘How to fly’.
God is God in this small place. A constant Message to the humans.
The example above continues to proclaim.
I AM FATHER TO ALL MY REDEEMED CHILDREN.
LET ME BE GOD!
I have given My Life so you can soar with abundant life, John 10:10b.