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    Our real home continues to rise in leaps and bounds.  Much has been accomplished even within the last few days.  The steel continues to rise and get pieced together.  Much like a giant Erector Set.  That reference was for the Bay Boomers amongst us.  Actually, an Erector Set was a toy that came with metal pieces with holes in them.  There were screws, nuts, and round pieces with which you could make pulleys.  You couldn’t make buildings, but you could make the outline of a building or the framework.  For the most part, Legos have taken over.  But the Erector Sets were fun.

    Many of you may have gone to Walt Disney World and ridden a ride called SOARIN.  The ride is in Epcot, and the idea was to make the guests feel like they were flying.  The Imagineers at Disney were puzzled on how to make this work.  One of the Imagineers remembered his Erector Set and went home and built a working model of what would eventually become a very popular attraction at The World Showcase area of the park.  An old toy and little imagination made all the difference.

    Our building is looking much like an Erector Set Model.  The frame of the tower is going up, and there is a roof on it.  The Deck flooring is being laid and prepped for concrete, and as you drive by you can see the parking lot taking shape with curbs in place and the ground being prepped to be paved.  Pretty exciting stuff.

    Many times the illustration of a tapestry is used about our lives.  The thought goes that our lives are like a tapestry that is being created, but we only get to see the back part of it with the loose strings and pieces of material, and God sees the entire work from the front.  He sees the beautiful thing that we are becoming.  We feel the pain of this life where we get pushed and pulled and where we get stuck with the pins of failure and the needles of uncertainty.  God, however, takes all of that pain, all of that pushing and all of that pulling and declares a purpose to all of it.

    Our real home is like the back of tapestry right now.  We see a framework and outlines and earth being moved and shaped and though we have an idea of what it will be we still don’t know it yet.  The end product remains a mystery for about another 29 weeks.

    With the building, we are trusting the architect, the contractors, the carpenters, the plumbers, and electricians to create for us a beautiful finished product.  A beautiful new home.  This week a good question to ask ourselves is, do we trust our Father in Heaven with our lives as we are trusting all of the workers with our building?  Do we trust God to create is each of us a beautiful life, a beautiful person?  Let’s walk with God this week with a new hope that our lives in our new home will be a light for the world.

    Together, towards  a new home!

    (post written by Mike Roberto)

     

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    Traveling through the town of Media you cannot help but notice all the construction going on. On the one side of town, townhouse and apartments are going up, and they look like they will be a beautiful addition to the city. On the other side of the city, however, a very different building is going up. The new Wawa.

    This Wawa will look very different from any other we have seen. First, it rises two stories. They are making brick entrances which, when done, will make the building very stately and certainly make it fit into the town that house our local justice system. Many are waiting for this new Wawa to be finished. They are wondering, what will it be like inside? Will it be different?

    Meanwhile, not far away in Glen Mills, another building is beginning to rise. The concrete footers are poured, walls are up, and great steel beam framing is being placed, and it is a glorious thing to watch. This building is not a beloved a local convenient store, but it is our Real Home.

    The funny thing is we are asking similar questions about our new home. What will it will be like inside? Will it be different for us? Other types of questions are also being asked. Will this new building and the life that goes on inside our new home be able to enhance our influence within our local area. Will we be a light shining in the darkness?

    In Proverbs 29 Verse 18, it tells us “When people do not accept divine guidance they run wild.” This has also been translated “Without a progressive vision, the people will run aimlessly.” Our Real Home and Wawa have this in common. Wawa has a progressive vision to open stores in as many places as possible as well as meeting the needs and adapting to the environment of its host town. We in many ways share this vision; we want to reach as many people as possible for Jesus Christ and meet the needs of the town and environment that we have chosen to make our home.

    Valley Point Church has both accepted and seeks divine guidance and therefore we, as a church, are not running wild.

    On Sunday, April 30th, we came together as a church to seek further guidance from our Father. At 6:00 PM a prayer meeting was held on the grounds of the Bethel Road Campus. It was a very moving experience where worship was held and God was thanked for the miracles that have occurred to allow the building to go up and for His continued provision for the construction to be completed. Eric and Tonia Koehler were joined by a number of kids and students as prayers were offered. The opportunity was offered to sign your name into the concrete of the building. As Ben Jones so beautifully put it, “The names of those who have sacrificed for our future Real Home are forever written within the walls.”

    We need to continue to lift up our Real Home in prayer. There are now only 30 Sundays left until we take up residence there. Keep our Real Home as part of your daily time with The Father. If you have children or live with family, take the time to pray together. The building may be made of concrete, steel, and wood but it is faith in our Father that will make it rise.

    Together, toward our New Home!

    (Post written by Mike Roberto)
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    Prayer event at Bethel Road Campus – this Sunday, April 30th at 6pm.

    Come out for a powerful time of prayer together as a church family on the site of our future home (rain or shine)! Please use the Garnet Valley High School entrance on Bethel Road that borders our property. Look for parking attendants to direct you. There will be very limited onsite parking due to steel being delivered this week! Be prepared for shoes to get a little dirty as the property is an active construction site. Pretzels and drinks will be served afterwards. 

    We will see you Sunday!