Many people in our neighborhood come to our church in the spring to take pictures. It's a safe place to be -- you can park your car and walk around to get your perfect shot. We have a great combination of bluebonnets and other wildflowers. The color is wonderful. The accidental meetings are even better.
I've met all kinds of folks. A little two year old there with her mama who was interested in the community garden. A couple of friends trying to get a good picture with their dogs. A man who was scouting locations for his wife who wanted the perfect picture for his kids in wildflowers this year. This morning a met a lovely couple taking selfies in the midst of God's beauty.
And I was struck this week by an email as well. Someone emailed the church to ask if it was okay to bring their children onto the church campus to take a picture or two because the flowers were so beautiful. And I was grateful for is respectful attitude. And I was grateful that he worked so hard to ask permission. And at the same time I felt like the church is, perhaps, not succeeding yet. Our neighbors know us -- and we now our neighbors. But we haven't got the word out enough yet because some folks don't yet know that this property -- that belongs to God -- is for this neighborhood.
We've got work to do church. Let's keep meeting our neighbors. Let's keep thanking God for our charge to make sure that everyone hears the good news.