Coming to work at eight has become quite a
challenge these days. For the past week they have been patching parts of John Deere Road so one lane has been closed. When I exit I-74 to get onto John Deere Road I find myself in a traffic jam. Add
to this the bridge construction that has dump trucks and concrete trucks trying to enter or exit through the jam and it is a wonder we don't have more road rage.
The best thing for me would be to find
another route. I could always go around by the mall, then come in on Old Coal Town Road, but I still have to get on John Deere in the middle of the traffic jam at 38th St. I could weave around
through other streets or just take 74 to Avenue of the Cities and end up on 41st St., but that would take more time, maybe even more than the traffic jam.
The fact is, construction is a bother. It
forces us to change the way we do things. It is frustrating, time consuming and we don't like it - until it's finished! Then we are so glad they did the work and we wonder why they didn't do it
Our personal construction, (think
transformation), is similar. We don't like the inconvenience of making changes. They are frustrating, time consuming and we don't like it. But in the end, if we allow God to do his construction on
our lives, we will like it and wonder why we didn't do it sooner.
Tonight I will be starting a series on the
Sermon on the Mount where Jesus brings in his bull dozers, dump trucks, excavators and maybe even some dynamite to begin reconstructing our hearts and lives. I want to encourage you to join us, at
least for tonight's lesson.
I know some of you don't regularly attend
our Sunday evening services, but I believe tonight's lesson will be a challenge to you. Who knows, it might even be the beginning of a new way of life.
Think about it.
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