A Fresh Coat of Paint
As we put the final touches on freshening up and restoring our sanctuary, it got me thinking about the rest of our church, namely us. What is the refreshing that we ourselves need, both individually and collectively? How do we unleash the original beauty that is still within us? What are our own railings to support us as we go up and down life’s stairs? What kind of prep work needs to occur? What rough edges need to be sanded down? What kind of paint do we need to really shine and reflect the light? When visitors come in and see us in the newly furbished sanctuary, what do they see? Like our beautiful sanctuary, we are older. Like our beautiful sanctuary, we, too, have the opportunity to be resplendent yet again.