Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple...

As I sit in my office today, the clomp clomp of feet moving across the roof above me interrupt my thoughts. Each time I hear them go back and forth however, I get a little more excited about the work being done above me. Every little bit, the ladder leaning up against the building outside my windows rattles, and the electrician come down again to retrieve additional supplies from his work van parked below. Our church steeple is getting an upgrade. Let there be light! Let the cross be illuminated for all to see!

Randall Church's steeple, when lighted at night, reminds all who pass by that God is alive and present in the midst of whatever darkness clouds our vision of true life. The steeple is not new, it has been a representation of the heritage of faith carried on here for generations past. It is a reminder of how God continues to write His story through his church, his people, and yes, even those he has yet to rescue. He has called us to love; to be the light in the darkness; in neighborhoods, cities, & nations far from our own.  

To each of us who believes, he has given a wonderful promise: that one day we will stand with the saints and angels around the throne and tell the old, old story. Hand-in-hand with loved ones who have gone before us, we will feel right at home. For the face of our king will be the face of a dear, familiar friend who has walked with us and talked with us all along the way. This is why we gather. This is why steeples scrape thy sky and churches have formed in villages, towns, and cities for the last 2000 years.   

Together for the last time they asked, "Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?" He told them, "You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business. What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world." Acts 1:6-9  

We believe that there will come a day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father! What an honor it is to gather together each week in rehearsal for this momentous event. May our church be a beacon of hope, may our people each carry their "little light," and may they let it shine!

- Pastor Milo 

1 comment:

  1. Let your light shine so that over time Williamsville will know our Savior in a personal way. Keep up the good work.