I love to build with Legos, especially loved to do it with my kids and grandchildren. Once we built a K-Nex roller coaster that took several days to build, it even worked and was a sight to see as it rolled down those beautiful glistening tracks.
Now that the kids are grown and the grandchildren are too old to build those types of things with, the focus becomes helping to build solid adults through family, those we serve and our organization at ATB. Our goal is to start with the cornerstone, that being God, and add each day something that reflects his image in the Building Blocks of real life. Not always easy, but when you stand back and look at it, there is a great sense of joy.
Once my grandson Logan and I built a car out of cardboard, spare garage parts and wheels that were from wire spoolers. Most would say it was impossible to work but somehow he rode that thing a few feet before it just stopped. I wish I would have taken a picture of the smile on his face as he and his Papa had just done the impossible.
Last night before the meeting I surveyed our main meeting room thinking how empty it was when we first moved in January of 2019. The donations poured in to fill it, soon the people came and from there the cornerstone of everything we do has blossomed into one sight to behold of his glory. We again built something out of nothing.
That's the way it is in the life of an addict. When it seems like there is nothing there to build on God takes the spare, broken parts of our lives and puts them all back together to be a sight to behold. We see it every day, we see the spare parts becoming the main parts of leaders and reborn fathers and mothers. We see the masterpiece of God's vision of who we could be when no one else saw it.
He created this world out of nothing, why would we build a life without Him?
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.