Unnamed Church Building


I thought it a little strange that we could not find a sign that gave a name to this church building. It is still in use and a neighbor told us the name (although I cannot remember it now). I do recall it was a Baptist congregation that met there.

This got me thinking today about how we frequently memorialize a person or identify with a community when naming a church building, and too often we're guilty of worshiping the structure rather than the Savior. Just go to some "business meetings" and you'll see how right I am.

God warned the Israelite nation just how tempting it can be to give preference and honor to something tangible, but that we ought to seek after the One who, though invisible, is truly Lord over all creation. In one of the books written by Moses we read:

There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell. But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. ~Deuteronomy 4:28-29

Wood and stone will not save you, but the One who died on a wooden cross for your sins and is the cornerstone of our Christian faith does have the power to redeem and restore your life. You WILL find God if you seek Him with all your heart and soul... building optional.

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