As we walked onto our new church grounds on Harrison Street a few weeks ago to worship, praise, pray, and ultimately put shovels in the dirt, I couldn’t help but notice the muddy boots and shoes. Although for many it may have been messy, sloppy and a hassle to deal with in cars and homes, I couldn’t help but think it was a perfect start for Lifepoint on our new grounds.
As I stood in the middle of the pack, singing along with Jay and Nancy, it was apparent shovels weren’t needed! Every muddy step was actually a ground breaking in the land that will be the location of our future church building.
There’s another truth that many find when following Jesus that came to mind at this ceremony. This is not a new concept, and it can be heard in sermons and read in books for sure from the past until today. Following Jesus can be messy. And following Him may mean getting dirty. But, as we walk in faith into the hard, dirty places and trust Him we know He will meet us there.
For those that were able to attend this muddy groundbreaking ceremony, I hope you were as moved as I was. To me it seems we have turned another corner into a great anticipation to see what God will do in our church and our community. But just like the ceremony, as we go to pray and seek Him, and do His work, we may get muddy, messy, and dirty. And just like the groundbreaking, it’s going to be worth it.