Recently as I sat in the living room floor with my granddaughter, we constructed a house using blocks of different shapes, sizes and colors. It wasn’t your normal house, but having the joy of building it together made it even a greater joy to build and when finished, it was something we were both very happy with. In a similar fashion, we at Parkway Drive have the opportunity of constructing something beautiful for the glory of God. Something made from a unified effort from each of us who claim to be associated with the Parkway Drive congregation. Each of us can be its building blocks or as the Apostle Peter wrote, Living Stones”. (I Peter 2:5) A living stone will be alive, active and doing its part to support the others.
We at Parkway Drive are much like those blocks that my granddaughter and I built with. We are of different colors, different sizes, different ages and from different backgrounds, yet we are of one spirit. (I Cor. 12:13) May we all bring our individual differences together, and in peace and unity, allow the master to build us into something that each of us as well as God can be very happy with.
It’s been said that if you have a penny and I have a penny and if we exchange pennies, you still have one cent and I still have one cent. But if you have an idea and we exchange ideas, you now have two ideas and I now have two ideas. Such dialogue is evidence of something beautiful being built by living stones. This is when our thoughts, ideas and goals are always with God at the forefront of our ideas and plans.
So let us be busy with love and joy in our hearts throughout the week, both in our assembled times together and when we are in our individual places. Let us bring our differences together and allow the Master to create with us something beautiful in His sight.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear Jesus speak to us as He did to Peter when he said, “”I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”
Excited to serve Him,