More Than A Saying
"More Than A Saying"
I am one of those odd folks. (But you knew that already.) I put myself in the mix of those people whose ears perk up around old, country sayings. For example, when you are absolutely confident of something, you might quip, "Sure as a goose goes barefoot!"
That may be a new one to you. But we've all heard this said: "Strike while the iron is hot." It means to act decisively. To seize the moment. To take advantage of opportunities immediately, as soon as they arise. Actually this old proverb goes back to the days of blacksmiths working at their forge. If he delayed in shaping the piece of iron - when it was hot and pliable - the metal quickly cooled and hardened and the opportunity was lost.
Here at Trinity, we are committed to "Striking while the iron is hot!" First, the time is right and the time is now for making significant improvements to our 44 year old facility. Our ministry has outgrown all of our spaces. As a result, our opportunities for connecting more people to Jesus are being pinched. We need to provide more updated and open areas to serve people both today and for years to come. And so, our "For Generations To Come" campaign is asking for your thankful, sacrificial financial gifts.
Our goal is aggressive: 3.2 million. That means each of our active disciples will basically need to double what we normally give, over the next three years. But by doing so, it will also mean that our congregation will have no debt at the end of 2020! We have agreed to plan and build with only the monies that are being committed now.
"Strike while the iron is hot." That's also the reason for adding our new staff position of Dir. of Children's and Family ministry. Did you realize that 85% of people come to faith in Jesus between the ages of 4 and 14? That's when the "iron is hot." That's when young hearts are most open and receptive to the Gospel. So please introduce yourself to Laura Kuegele who is leading this ministry at Trinity! Encourage her with your own faith story. Let's all make ourselves available to being used by the Holy Spirit. He is the One who shapes and molds the hearts of children and adults!
It's more than a saying, you know. It's Biblical! And it's missional!
"Be very careful then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15