Today, I took a walk. I travelled down 8th Avenue South and took a left by Zanie’s Comedy Club. I then proceeded down the street and took a right, then walked down that road until it dead ended. There standing at the intersection is the future of The Church at Avenue South.
It’s the new (or more accurately, new-to-us) facility that will be the permanent home for Ave South. It’s the answer to the prayers of many people over a long period of time. Oh, and the timing could not have been any better with our lease running out in 12 months, just when we’ll be ready to move in after some renovations.
In my mind’s eye, I could see actual Vacation Bible School here. I could see families with their children excitedly heading for the playground. I can see people being introduced to Jesus for the first time here and finding the hope they’ve been searching for all their lives in all the wrong places.
I tried to take a picture of the entrance, but the sunlight washed it out. All you can see in the picture are the rays of sunlight drowning out the building. I’m hoping that’s the case for our future, that the light of God’s love and grace overwhelms everything else. I pray that we as a body of believers can love our neighbors and then get out of the way so that God can move in and get in the way.
Here begins a brand new chapter in the story of The Church at Avenue South.