Thursday, January 24, 2008


There is a story of three men working together. A traveler asked the first, "What are you doing?" He responded, "I am laying stone." The traveler asked the second, "What are you doing?" The second one responded also, "I too am laying stone." The traveler asked the third, "What are you doing?" But this one responded, "I am building a temple to my God."

A week or so ago, a traveler could have asked me, "What are you doing?" and I could have responded, "I am tightening bolts on stadium seating." That would have been inadequate, though. What was I doing? I was building a place of worship and discipleship, a place for people far from God to approach Him and for people near to God to walk more closely in step with Him. There are so many things to do in a project of this magnitude -- making sidewalks, doing landscaping, plumbing bathrooms, painting walls, sanding benches, welding beams, installing sound equipment, sweeping floors, wiring lights, building cabinets, delivering laundry, restocking toilet paper, caring for children, keeping records, and much, much, much more. I hope we never lose track of why we came.

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