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reflections on the GM Plant news…

June 1, 2009

Yesterday was a weird day for me.  I’m still overwhelmed with excitement about what we saw happen this weekend at The Bridge, but my joy was laced with sorrow yesterday after getting a text message from Jim Riffe, one of our elders that works at the GM Plant, telling me the plant could be closing in November.  Simply put, if you care about Spring Hill you care about GM and it’s employees.  The plant in Spring Hill employs around 3,000 people.

Lots of thinking going on today about two emotionally opposite events.  Here are some reflections from the day…

  • God is in control.  He’s sovereign over little birds.  He had purposes in towers falling on people 2,000 years ago.  He’s in control of the possible fall of the GM Plant that employs 3,000+ Spring Hill residents.
  • God is not only in control he IS love.  His kids could not be in better hands.
  • It is more true that GM employees are in God’s hands than that they are in GM’s hands.  Praise Jesus!
  • Things that might seem to be evil, God means for good.
  • If all we do is pray for the families this would effect, God thinks that’s silly… or worse.
  • This reminds me why we’re so committed as a church to spending as little as possible on buildings so that we can focus our resources on people.  If you ever struggle with us not having a fancy-schmancy building, remember this day.
  • A glimmer of hope for me is that some people might get to see the church be the church like they’ve never seen it before.

Here’s an article on the front-page of CNN.com about Spring Hill and the plant.  Part of our mission is to love our community.  Let’s commit to prayer for and support of all the families who are worried and fearful because of this news.

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