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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord

This was the first shot that greeted me on my way to work/the office today (handy having camera phones sometimes).
All in all, it really has been an amazing day. Obviously no office... So lots to do for the Barneys staff to work out where to go from here - as well as for Bec and others figuring out what was lost in the Credo office and what can be replaced.
But I was so greatly encouraged to go up to Ian Powells house with about 20 others and spend some great time in prayer for the ministry of the servant Barneys building, thanksgiving to God for all that He has done through that building and for all that He is doing and will be doing for His people, the true/real church. It was a good time to remember, as most people there were doing - that although it is undeniably sad that this building has been lost - it is the people and the Lord that set it apart.

I must say that I did find it a little strange that people laid flowers there at the gate - but perhaps it is an expression from some of the community as a recognition that something has been lost.
Pls keep the Barneys ministry team in your prayers as they have many plans to make over the next little while. Pls also pray for the great time and witness that this can be as the media has been giving it a lot of attention. Our Lord and Saviour's work, people and mission will never be confined in walls...


  • At 8:42 pm, Anonymous chelsea said…

    man that must have been a full on day! I was very encouraged to hear the perspective of the Barneys team though - and your last sentence: "Our Lord and Saviour's work, people and mission will never be confined in walls... " - dude that is so true and so key to remember! very cool to know thats the message and perspective being spread as the media covers this sad time! awesome!

  • At 2:04 am, Blogger Justin said…

    As of yesterday, barneys will keep doing what it has been doing -- preaching the gospel and teaching the Scriptures!

    Just with a little cleaning up, and some planning, and some mourning over some lost things [like the archives :( and the dirt collection].

    Jodi -- I hope that you did not lose too much stuff from your office.

  • At 11:42 pm, Blogger JT said…

    I get to pray at St Andrews tomo morning, so we'll be praying for Barneys.
    I just met someone from there this week, a Stephanie someone, and the general feel I get is one of trust and practical determination. It's been really encouraging actually.
    Hope you guys can get things cleaned up and back on track as soon as poss.



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