I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”– Ezekiel36:26
Transformations are exciting to watch. My wife and I enjoy watching those HGTV shows where they do work on a house and then reveal the transformation that takes place. Of course, those transformations are highly edited and create the illusion that a major transformation can happen in 30or 60minutes.
Transformation is key to the spiritual life. The scripture passage above from Ezekiel emphasizes that a transformation takes place when a heart of stone is removed and replaced with a softer heart.
Jesus complained about how people, often very religious people, suffer from hardness of heart (Matthew 19:8). Simply put, a major goal of our walk with Jesus should be to have our hearts softened instead of hardened.
Here at Christ the King the transformation of our facilities is nearly complete. Unlike HGTV, this transformation was not edited into a 30 minute episode. Here in the real world this transformation, including our new Parish Hall, is the result of years of prayer, discernment, meetings, and finally actual construction.
Personally, I love watching this transformation take place. Our new space will open the door to more mission and ministry opportunities. The transformation looks good, and it feels good to see the pride and joy on our faces here at Christ the King.
Of course, that doesn't mean the transformation was easy. It wasn’t I can’t possibly tell you how many people and committees have put their fingerprints on this process.
Finally, I hope you can make it to celebrate this transformation. On Wednesday, August 23rd, at 7:00p.m. Bishop Fisher will bless the new Parish Hall. We will have a catered dinner, and we will invite the congregation, friends, and all who had a hand in this transformation(architects, builders, contractors, etc.).
The work of transformation begins with a blessing, but it doesn’t end there. Our mission is to transform our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh and to inspire and support others as they seek to do the same.
Yours in Christ,
Father David Nelson
Christ the King
has two weekly services:
8:00 am on Sunday morning
10:30 am on Sunday morning
Christ the King is a pastoral size parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. We are a compassionate, generous, outreach-oriented congregation. We have approximately 70 families on the active roll and the average Sunday attendance is between 90 and 100 people.
Although now situated and established on the west side of Lake Houston in the northeast area of Harris County known as Atascocita, Christ the King was started in October 1977 on the east side of Lake Houston, to serve Episcopalians in the communities of Crosby and Huffman.
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