Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Writing on the Church Floor!

Yep, ya'll read that title right! We've been writing on the church floors! :)

Well, you get to do that when your church has been meeting in a high school for over 5 years, and you are finally moving into a new, permanent building! But not just any building, mind you...but a former warehouse that was in foreclosure, and God provided the money to be able to purchase it, for what else? Our new church home!!!

To say we are excited about what God is doing through our church is an understatement! He has blessed our years in the high school beyond measure, but we are super excited about finally having a church home! And we are really close to moving in! The warehouse is still in renovations right now, but we just have a few weeks left!

Two weeks ago today, on February 8, 2012, our church body was invited to come out to the new location and walk through the building, to pray over the rooms and write Scripture on the floors (the ones that will eventually be covered with carpet). I totally LOVED this idea, especially since that it what we got to do while building our own home. Jody wrote a Bible verse on the floor of every single room of our house. We had precious friends who came during the construction process and prayed over the rooms and stuck post-it notes of Scripture on the wood frames before the walls were made. What a blessing!

And I love that we got to do the same thing at our new church home. So, I let the kids each take "their verse" and write it on the floors at church. Of course, we knew we wanted to write Caroline Faith's verse for her on the floor of the baby room at church. Callie Grace helped me, and here is what we wrote...

I wrote the verse, and Callie Grace drew the globe!  So precious!  I had to go back out to my car to get my phone, so I could take a picture of it!

I can't wait for the day when we can walk in the baby room at church with Caroline Faith in our arms, and remember the night we prayed and wrote her Bible verse on that very floor!

When God gave us the verse, Hebrews 11:1 to claim over our adoption journey to our daughter, I had no idea just how much we would cling to it in the days and years ahead...

"Now FAITH is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see."  Hebrews 11:1

8 comments:

The Annessa Family said...

What a beautiful opportunity!

Brooke
www.MarvelousLoveBlog.com

Kelly said...

Your strength and stedfast faith is inspiring, Alison. I, also, cannot wait to see Caroline Faith in your arms!!

Meredith said...

Oh, I love this! When our church in Ohio was being recarpted we had the opprotunity to write names of unsaved friends and family or things that we needed to lay at the cross at the foot of our chapel... it was one of the most spirtitual experiences I have ever had.

I'm expecting pictures of the first time Caroline Faith goes into that baby room girl!

XO

Meaghan said...

So neat!!! Congrats on your new church home!

Elle J said...

So fantastic!! My friend is currently building their new home, and they put a bible into their house's Foundation. How symbolic and cool is that! Congratulations on your new church building and home.

Leigh said...

Aw, I love that alison!!!! So perfect and special!

Hannah said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it!

Amanda said...

Wow! Praise the Lord for his provisions with your building:)!