At this moment in time I can only imagine what is emerging in a small garage in rural Tennessee. Many months ago there was a raw steel cage. Cherry saw the foundation of a contemporary art piece while I saw what happens when you strip a car to its fundamental core. Dad saw something different. He knew that he was looking at the beginnings of something incredible. He looked at the raw steel and things flying into place. A door would fit here, restore to a level never imagined during in original working life. Wiring could be routed, linking and empowering gauges and control systems in a way that allowed them to utilize every nuance of their capabilities. Exhaust there, fuel here, and entertainment nestled in.
Three people looking at exactly the same thing on a cold, frosty, December day.
I have a vision at work. There are days that I feel just like Dad did on that December morning. “I get it, do Bill and Cherry?” I can almost hear his thoughts. “No matter; the vision is so clear I am going for it and they will catch the dream in time.”
I have seen the progress in rural Tennessee. I don’t know what I used to think but I now have the vision! It is beautiful, awesome, inspiring, stunning, and makes me proud to be part of the family.
God has a vision for you and me. Where we see failure and pain, hardships, and short lived joy, God sees people who have caught the vision. God sees us as living examples of mercy, love, and acceptance. God sees us as conquerors that shape the world. To each God makes a promise
“I’ll make each conqueror a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, a permanent position of honor. Then I’ll write names on you, the pillars: the Name of my God, the Name of God’s City—the new Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven— and my new Name.” (Revelation 3.11)
This is God’s vision for you and me. I want it as mine.