Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hope Springs Eternal

The church we attend is downtown. I mean really downtown. In that old part of the city there are some pretty rundown houses and some that are abandoned. One house that is next door to one of our parking lots is abandoned and has curtains that are literally shredded at the windows. Shredded. Just like you might imagine in a horror movie. We are creatures of habit and every week we park facing that house. Today when I stepped out of the car this is what I saw.



We have as our ongoing mission project a journey into the neighborhood. We want to feed the hungry there, bring in the unchurched to worship with us, love them the way we've been loved. Doesn't this flower, flourishing there in that dirty concrete parking lot next door to an abandoned house, just speak volumes and give hope to us all!

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10 comments:

FlourishingPalms said...

It's a sweet reflection of life, isn't it? It would drive me nuts seeing those raggedy curtains. I s'pose it would be trespassing to try to take them down and clean up the area.

Belinda said...

Wow. Powerful.

Adrienne said...

There is always beauty, no matter where we are. We just have to see it. Yes, hope does spring eternal!
~Adrienne~

Joyce said...

Proof of a higher power, isn't it?

Cathy said...

Beautiful Marlene.

Madame Samm said...

I like to believe your reward was this symbolism that you are on the right path...
Sometimes the real beauty gets over looked..

sandra said...

Wow someone is speaking to you, you will have to figure what it is. Blessings Sandra

Tracy P. said...

That's beautiful! I hope we get to hear more about how God is at work transforming that neighborhood. I'm glad you are paying attention! :-)

Julie Fukuda said...

People volunteering to help others ... flowers volunteering their beauty ... God is smiling!

Barb said...

That is awesome what you are doing and yes, that does speak volumes.