In recent weeks some of our members have been working hard on a project of transformation. Many thanks to everyone involved.
The first photo shows what we used to see when we came to services, or were simply walking past on the way to Frank’s Bridge over the River Eden for an afternoon walk.
The second photo was taken yesterday. I’m sure you’ll think it quite an improvement … and the work continues on other parts of the building.
Of course a church’s building, although it is important to keep it in good order insofar as we are able, is not the principal thing.
The Bible says that God “does not live in temples made with hands.” As Christians we should remember that collectively we are the “living stones” of God’s spiritual building. Also, the apostle Paul reminds Christians individually: “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. … You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honour God with your body.” [1 Corinthians 6:19,20; NIV] That is a big challenge in our contemporary world.