The Wall Is Up!
January 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm Categories: News
It is fitting that this past Sunday, when we completed our series in Nehemiah and everyone contributed to finishing the (Lego) walls of Jerusalem, was Epiphany Sunday in the Christian Calendar. Epiphany Sunday is the Sunday we remember the Magi (often referred to as the “three wise men”) coming to Bethlehem to greet the world’s King. It is the day we remember, in effect, that Israel’s Messiah has come to save the whole world. In that way, we are reminded that the walls of Jerusalem and the walls of the Church always ultimately had one purpose: not to keep people out but to show people the way in! May we be the people and the place where people can come and connect with the God whose name and presence dwells in our midst, indeed, “a House of Prayer for all nations” (Isa. 56:7; Mt.21:13; Mk. 11:17).
Once again, a BIG thanks to Tim Vetters for the many hours he spent putting this model together for us. He went above and beyond!
Rev. 21:23-26: “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day – and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.”
May we be that city on the hill, in advance, that lets our light shine before the world (cf. Mt. 5:14-16)!