August 1, 2019

“Do not come any closer,” God said (to Moses). “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3)

Dear Friends:

It is so exciting to see the construction work going on inside the Old Hall!  By the time the Hall is finished this fall, it will no longer be an Old Hall.  It will be the newly renovated “Fearing Hall”, named after longtime Liberty member Doris Fearing. It will also be a reminder of the faithful, faith-filled, ongoing commitment of each of you to Liberty, and to Liberty’s ever-growing mission and ministries. Great learning, sharing, fellowship and, yes, a million meetings will unfold in that renewed space.  Talk about holy ground.

Whenever Liberty is undergoing a construction project, (and we’ve had quite a few!), I turn to C.S. Lewis, who reminds us that it is not only our buildings that are under construction.  Each of us, as believers, are under construction, too. Lewis writes:

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

Now THAT is a construction project!

See you under the oaks this Sunday,

With Warm Summer Blessings,