This week someone gave me a key to their Synagogue - how amazing and startling - God has taken me to so many unexpected places.
When I first started doing the screens at church, they gave me a key to the church. I've been surprised by how much joy that key has brought me: I love coming into the Sanctuary to design the screens and having the place to myself. Having time and space to privately pray in this Holy space. I enjoy being able to let in and welcome other church volunteers to do their ministry and simply that the church trusts me with a key.
For the last year, our Church has rented out the sanctuary to a new Jewish Synagogue plant. It's been marvelous. We have made new friends, shared dinners and had great faith discussions. The Rabbi and I have talked often about the importance of religious screens. She too uses screens in worship. They have just completed their synagogue across the street and no longer need to be our guests.
In the mystery of God's ways, we are now becoming their guests. Our sanctuary is being remodeled and for four months we will be holding worship in a Synagogue - hence the Synagogue key in my pocket.
I know God is up to something good. The keys in your pocket are the shortcut to knowing what is important to you - where you spend your time and energies. I'm intrigued by how designing Christmas screens in a Synagogue will influence my designs. I know God is up to something good in my life. Which keys are in your pocket?