I love driving down Waco Drive and seeing the Antioch arch on the horizon. I remember when we first bought the building there was talk of taking the arch down, or putting a Jesus Loves You sign up there, or something -- anything but actually keeping it. After deciding to keep the arch as is, it's become part of our church culture. It's now an indelible sign -- a sign that many in our community readily recognize. A sign that reminds us of God's banner over us, and His love for us.
How many times over the past 10 years has the arch been featured in media photographs, reports, magazine articles, etc.? Quite a few. People remember the arch and are drawn to its visual appeal. And hopefully when people think of the arch they think about the believers who gather every week under the arch in order to hear their Rabbi's heartbeat.
I love the arch. It makes me feel at home.
It reminds me of JESUS.
Saturday, August 28, 2010