The Lego Church
Perhaps you’ve heard of or seen pictures of the Lego Church.
It took a year and a half to plan, build and photograph this church.
There are 75,000 Legos that make up this church.
It stands 7 feet by 5 1/2 feet by 30 inches and has 3,976 windows.
The Lego Church seats 1,372 Lego people.
There were several questions that raced through my head as I looked at the Lego Church. But one stood out more than any other.
Do we go to a Lego Church?
This church is perfect, isn’t it? You can tell that the person who built it gave great attention to detail. Every possibility has been thought of. There are just a couple of problems when I wonder about this church and compare it to those we go to.
The people are all alike.
When you get to it, everyone in this church is just alike. They are all plastic and smiling and “perfect”. That’s what we often get, isn’t it? We get people who are just like us who put on smiles and pretend that everything is perfect. Oh sure, they will voice an occasional issue or problem. But when it gets down to it, few really open up and are transparent with each other. Our churches should be safe places where we are able to let the ”real” us come out.
Where is the Holy Spirit?
The Lego Church was planned and programmed, as our churches often are. There is nothing wrong with planning and programs. However, if we aren’t careful, we begin to rely on our plans and our programs. We forget about the Planner and the Programmer. Our churches should be places where we take our plans and programs to the Lord and make sure that they are His plans and programs. Otherwise they are all for naught.
The Lego Church is a curiosity. It is an amazing work of skill, detail and passion. Our churches can be too, with nothing really happening in them. Let’s pray that we don’t become like the Lego Church.
Have you ever gone to a “Lego Church”? Are you still there? What led you to leave? Tell me, I would love to know.