Wednesday, July 15, 2009
2 Samuel 7:1-14
And so I have moved into the parsonage. I have preached two Sundays, a nursing home service and served communion. Both of the churches I serve are beautiful and take good care of their building. One building is a little fancier than the other. Some at this church seem to be more interested in controlling and maintaining the church structure than with the people of the church. This weeks lectionary reading takes us to 2 Samuel--David wants to build a temple for God to dwell in. And God instead wants to build a people with whom He can dwell. I look at these amazing church buildings around me and how the people put their identity in the building....I wonder, what it would look like if we let God be the builder once again? I have a feeling church would look different.