Look at it closely.
This was their only drum set and was used during worship services. Do not let its appearance fool you— the skilled drummer who sat behind it got sounds suitable for any stage. This photo is a beautiful perspective shot on life and worship and ministry. The treasure lies not in our equipment or facilities, whether church or our homes. The Gold is in relationship — our union with God and expression of love and life in overflow to others…family first and then to the world.
A nice drum set is a lovely thing to own. A home that expresses our own aesthetic is a tremendous blessing. But our true energies must be prioritized for passion-fueled pursuit of Connection, in the flow of our labors. This will give us the perspective we need when prices sky-rocket and materials are just not available. It makes acquisition a playful adventure, and ingenuity a game we joyfully play with Holy Spirit as we slow down to address the challenges of mundane assignments associated with making a setting our own, or really, in accomplishment of anything on our lengthy to-do lists each day.