John 1.1 (RSV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
La Porte Community Church is part of something that begins with words. The Christian Church started when the Holy Spirit made a big move transforming language into ways to connect people. The disciples then and now are thrust out into the streets, intoxicated with the spirited to share the good news that salvation is for us all.
The church is not a building made with hands the church is a building of hands. Its roof is made of reasoning brains that carefully and thoughtfully engage the world with faith. The church’s walls are made of flesh that is permeable letting folks come in an out when the time is right. Its doors are made of open hearts offering again and again and again compassion to all. This is what it means to be the church.
God still creates the church of all times and places with people like you and me. As the nursery rhyme goes:” Here is the church, here is the steeple/Open the doors, and there’s all the people.” A suggested verse was added later: “You can have a church without a steeple/But you can’t have a church without any people.” The church is you and me, sent out into the world to share with the world the good news of Jesus’ salvation of us all. Happy Pentecost!
Don’t forget to wear Red this Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church