A wise man once noted that there is “a time to break down, and a time to build up…” (Ecclesiastes 3:3b). How true that is!
Before we can build up our new building, we have to do some breaking down.
Like building up, the work of breaking down doesn’t happen all at once: it happens in stages.
This week, we’ve been busy with the not-so-obvious phase of demolition: disconnecting utilities, closing off the spaces (ductwork, attic doors, etc) that connected the Reese Building with the rest of the church, and clearing out the stuff we can (like insulation and the HVAC unit) before demolition begins.
All of this messy, noisy work sets the stage for a whole lot more messy noisy work to come: and that's progress.
(pictured above: a big, powerful vacuum sucking the insulation out of the attic)