“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” Ez. 47:12
A homeschool co-op class my child is taking is meeting at a Church building. As we were heading to the meeting room, I passed the “sanctuary” of the Church building. People were busy unpacking boxes, putting up greens, wreaths, decorations of all kinds.
The “sanctuary” room looked almost identical to the last Church business I attended. Old (dead) wood, 1950’s architecture, pews, carpet, “stage”, pulpit, drums, American flag, Christian flag, stained glass windows, hymnals, order of service, tax-deductible donation envelopes………….even that same musty old smell. It was almost like stepping back in time. It was a weird déjà vu.
The pastor’s wife was hanging decorations on the wall. She cheerfully said to me, “Yes things are really coming together here today! We are greening up the Church today! So is your Church green yet?”
JOY filled me! I raised my arms up, and with a smile I told proclaimed,
“I am always green!
I have the Spirit of Jesus living in me!”