Thursday, August 2, 2012
This past weekend, our church celebrated its 16th anniversary. It was the first time we celebrated, making it a memorable moment for everyone. It was a time of looking back at Maranatha's little beginning and her glorious growth as God takes us to new levels. It was great to get to know a little bit of how she got started, being someone who came quite a while after her beginning. Those who where there from her inception shared their stories, each person representing a different generation. Some came in as kids, others as teens, others as young adults, others as adults, and each one had a message for every generation sitting in the congregation. It was a message of loving your church, yes the "church" is the body of Christ, but there should be an identity with our home church, a connection that make her ours, so that we can all grow and help those who are to come. Maranatha is more than a building for those who spoke that day, it is intertwined with their lives, what the Pastors, leaders, and every member invested in them and now in all of us, has helped us all grow in different areas of our lives. It was a day of committing to moving forward in the new plans that God has for this little light house.