Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Wayward Sign

Today as I pulled into the church parking lot to work on employment applications, I noticed a sign pointing to the employment center.  It was at the end of the church's driveway, not visible from the street really, almost invisible.   It was like one of those "Wet Floor" signs but it was white and said "LDS Employment Center ---->".

Now, if you're into business, you know that a sign put out like that isn't really the most effective marketing strategy.  But this wasn't really marketing, to be fair, and yet at the same time...I see so many things like this in the church.  Half-done, half-witted, half-baked, half-planned....

It drives me nuts!!!!

And yet....it is the fastest growing denomination in the world (or thereabouts).

That sign, today became A sign to me, of the hand of the Lord in this work.

We don't have to have the most powerful marketing strategy in the world.  Those who are looking for this will find it, the Lord will lead them there.  We aren't looking to attract the world.  We're looking to attract the faithful, and strengthen the weak.
overkill....and exceedingly great was the fall thereof....

And that....doesn't require the Vegas strip to do.  Just a bit of faith, a bit of effort, and then let the Lord do the rest.  Let his spirit work.  There are unseen things at work in this world of flesh and clay, heaven at work that if we would stand back and see, we could see it progressing.

I'm going to see if I can get a picture of it tomorrow but it is a reminder to me that the Lord's hand is in this work.  It isn't going to be built according to man's education, wisdom or training.  Sure, we can lend our talents to it, but it isn't going to be built that way.  It is going to be built by the Lord.

"1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it" (Psalms 127). 

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