Note: David Holt is a member and active volunteer at CCC. He shared some insightful observations after seeing the new stage design for our 2014 “Abound” theme.
As I was looking at this new addition, the following thoughts came to mind.
The wall was built with a large collection of wooden pieces – all different in size, color and age – just like the Body of Christ.
Some pieces are broken, some well-worn and others relatively new. Regardless of their condition, they now stand proud assembled as a team to the glory of God and His creativity.
Earlier in their existence, the wooden pieces were part of a smaller body (a common shipping pallet) and, in that form, may have traveled the world or may have simply stayed right here in the local area. Who knows? Only God.
But at just the right time, they were taken away from their current “ministry,” in which they were bearing many heavy burdens for the world, and re-purposed for a new ministry.
Some probably transported food. Others clothing. Many were surely used to transport beer and wine, while some may have carried cases of textbooks or Bibles to their final destination.
In their previous role, they were the backbone of commerce in the local area – doing their part to help each of us abound in the riches that our nation is afforded through God’s rich blessings.
Now, they stand as the backbone for our celebration of the abounding love that our Lord Jesus Christ has allowed us to enjoy.
What an abounding love, indeed.
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