We are still building, building and building.
And there are times when it never seems to end. After 4 and a half years of building the ship is still not finished. That is what happens, when you are dependent on gifts, volunteers and miracles. They do come – all three of them – but not always at the time and speed that I would prefer.
But nevertheless – many parts of the ship are already beautiful and functional.
And one of the big lessons I learned during building is that things do not need to be finished or perfect to be useful.
Many people – especially those who grew up in a place like Germany – think that everything needs to be perfect before you can even start. Perfect finances, perfect plan, perfect setting.
In the ship I experience:
God lives in the imperfect, in the unfinished, the not yet ready…and uses all of this to meet people.
Like Evi, a wonderful, inspiring, passionate woman who came to the ship last weekend for a time out and a time of meeting one another and fellowship. I love what Evi wrote in her blog about her time here on her blog and took some great pictures.
Thanks, Evi, for your warm words.