By Sabrina Hinds

In the scripture it is clear that God wants to partner with us in work. From the beginning He designed Adam and Eve to share in the powerful work of creation.

Churches are likely the most obvious “partnership with God” on earth. Here at Kingsview we’ve relied on Him heavily in the last year of increased workload – and we are making progress.

We’re very close to completing the basement restorations. The floors are done, cabinetry and appliances are about to be installed. Permits are in place and washroom renovations begin shortly. You will soon be enjoying more comfortable and accommodating washroom facilities in the new layout.

Regarding staffing, the PLTF is about to hand the pastoral job descriptions over to the board for approval. Soon the job descriptions will be published, applications received and the interviewing process begins.

The board is also seeking clarity and wisdom as we formulate a plan for music and worship leadership after Jenna’s departure.

Ultimately though, despite our most valiant efforts in this church work and in life, we repeatedly prove to ourselves that we are patently, only human.

And as we come to grips with that realization, God demonstrates to us that we need Him desperately and that He loves us despite our weaknesses. We learn that we cannot earn God’s love by being perfect – because we fail at that miserably.

What we can do, is model King David’s heart. He loved God so deeply, that, despite his very human failings, scripture records that he was a man after God’s own heart.

As Jesus said, there is no commandment greater than these, that we love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength. And that we love our neighbor as ourselves. (See Mark 12:29-31)