Here at WBC we are blessed with people from many different countries worshipping together in a multicultural church community. At the end of 2019 we decided to hang flags in the church foyer that represent the countries our people are from.
There are three important reasons for the display of these flags:
1) We are thankful for the people from these countries, who are enriching our church community.
2) We want visitors to WBC to know that they are welcome here. It does not matter what their background is – if they want to worship Jesus Christ they are welcome here.
3) The flags in the foyer are a visible reminder that we all come from different nations and languages, but inside the sanctuary we identify as one people: God’s people! We all come to Christ as different individuals, but in Christ we are formed into one church, one people, and one body, for His glory.
As I look at the flags and worship with this multicultural church community I catch a glimpse of the future, as described by the Apostle John:
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:9-12 (ESV)