Quite at Home

“This kingdom of faith is now your home. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all-irrespective of how we got here-in what He is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now He’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day-a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.”
-Ephesians 2:19-22

Yesterday was the very first day that our church met at our new building. Oasis church met for 16 years at a theater on Wilshire Boulevard, and I had so many incredible memories at that building. It was laid back, I felt comfortable, welcome, and that very place is where I met some of my very best friends.

ImageI’m not going to lie to you…change can be scary sometimes. We often resist anything new, different, and outside of the norm. However, as my eyes glanced up at this gorgeous, historic building that is now our new church home, I felt overcome with excitement and wonder.

Our new church home was the first Christian Church built on Wilshire Blvd in 1926. It is a Los Angeles landmark. There is something so sacred about continuing on with the legacy of our church, and being entrusted to carry out the amazing history and legacy that this gorgeous building subdues. 

The reason I love this building so much is the fact that not much is sacred anymore in Los Angeles. Our church is a beautiful, historic, sacred place of worship that is already changing lives. Over the years, Oasis Church has met in homes, schools, theaters, and now our new building. I do believe that God is ecstatic no matter where your church may be. That being said, I couldn’t help but feel like God must have been celebrating as He watched so many people fill the church (and 200 people having to go to the church’s underground overflow) and worship Him in this holy temple.

As soon as my fiance and I arrived back in LA from Colorado yesterday morning, we went straight to our new church building. We walked up to the communion table, and truly took in the significance of Jesus being in our lives and in this new temple. 

I already loved my church before, but I must say, I feel quite at home…and I hope that God does, too. 

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