Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Landmarks

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Christ's Church is one of the prominent landmarks on beautiful St. Simons Island. Photos really don't do justice to the serenity and beauty of the well-preserved church and the surrounding church yard filled with ancient moss-covered oaks and the many graves of residents of the island. Its history is rich, and thankfully has been kept alive by those who call it home. I wonder just how many lives have been touched as parishioners and visitors worshiped on this sacred spot.

And I think of the landmarks in my life . . . people, events, choices, and decisions that have influenced and helped to mold me into the person I am today. I think of my own church, which I have attended all my life minus 2-3 years we lived elsewhere. It may not be well-known or have the extensive history of Christ's Church, but it has been a place of worship, learning, growing, and fellowship and has impacted my life in ways that matter the most. Within its walls, I've been touched countless times by God's presence and power. Not by any means the only place I meet God, but it is truly one of the landmarks along my life's journey.

Even if the physical structures of my church and yours cease to exist, the body of Christ - the Church in its truest sense - will always be preserved! Now that's a landmark that will withstand the test of time!

Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.
Proverbs 22:28

We are standing on holy ground,
And I know that there are angels all around.
Let us praise Jesus now.
We are standing in His presence on holy ground.
~
Geron Davis - Holy Ground lyrics~

9 comments:

Mari said...

The pictures are beautiful and I would love to visit there. Loved what you had to say too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love that church --and the cemetery, Glenda... Sorry to hear that you can't go inside anymore. Glad you got to see my blog posts --so that you can see the inside... When we went, they had a volunteer who talked to us about the church. That was so interesting...

GREAT pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

What an intriguing spot ... I like the perspective of the walk leading up to it and the thoughts you share.

Ginny said...

How absolutly beautiful and peaceful this is! I would love to walk around and peek inside.

Karin said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful post! I enjoyed reading about this church. Lovely setting.

Rebecca said...

I think that second photo captures the essence you convey so nicely.

Kathy said...

That is soooo beautiful. It reminds me somewhat of the Episcopal Church in San Augustine not too far from you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those pictures are beautiful. What a gorgeous place for a vacation. I love seeing the moss hanging on the trees. It would make you feel like you were standing on holy ground in such a beautiful place. The church is as you say the people and we all walk on holy ground everyday.