Grace Church Wellington met together for the first time on September 21, 2014. As we reach 3 years, I like to pause to consider gratefully what God has done. And, what He is doing. And what He will do. An anniversary seems to me to be a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the God’s timeless faithfulness – He is always good! Always in the present, ongoing verb tense.
At GCW we say together:
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were
brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God. Psalm 90:1-2
Before GCW, my doctrine and understanding of the Church was very limited. What a blessing the combination of truth and experience has been these 3 years.
If asked to identify particular blessing at Grace, or to characterize what God has been doing in our midst, I adopt:
speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15-16
GCW: loving and growing together, to the glory of God.