Would we accept being smaller if more precious?
O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate!Isaiah 54:11
Jesus’ church seems to be consistently battered. We are battered by the pressures of a culture intent on replacing the Lord with mankind as its centre. Now, even Covid is having its impact.
I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones.
We feel such losers. Our theology demands growth, while we shrink. Yet, the Lord speaks of doing something else. He speaks of rebuilding with a people whom he is making precious, transformed to reflect him.
I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.Isaiah 54:13
Will we allow ourselves and our children to be rebuilt as precious and at peace with God?