Building walls to reach hearts? ~ By Jamie McKinley
| FRM News
A famous thought or phrase is that we should “tear down walls” that prevent us from loving others or “tear down walls” so we can allow the Holy Spirit to move. Many times it is an unseen wall on our hearts or mind that prevents us from entering into the fullness of God’s love or even sharing His love to others. However, today I see the building of a wall is finally necessary…
I am talking of a “physical” wall… For many years now the children at Calvary Chapel Nairobi have been having Sunday school outside in tents set up before the service. The Lord used the tents to help protect the children from rain and sun; but now as the tents have begun to get old and the weather is getting cold! The Lord provided new way for us to show the love of Christ to these children —WALLS!!
Yes, it was a joy to hear that the Lord provided a way to put in wall in the existing church building so we can make three rooms for children’s ministry! Josh, a pastor in Eldoret, has come down to help Pastor Dave these last few days to build walls for the new classrooms. It is so exciting to just see the vision God has for reaching these children in the slums behind our church and how now they will have a safe and warm place to meet and hear the Word of God. These classrooms will make Sunday School a place of growth, love, and much more than just a physical building. I believe we will see a building up of living temples. Each child taught in these rooms will grow in the knowledge of the Lord! Please pray they will; understand they are each precious Him, know who He is, grasp the depth of His love and that they will truly be spiritual temples of His Spirit!
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Pray that the Lord would bless the work of these men who are choosing to serve the Lord through building rooms in the church, so that many more young ones will be brought to the kingdom of the Lord.