For Wednesday’s Photo Challenge, I mentioned a funny story about the photo of a church. My s-i-l was driving my husband and me around the roads of rural France, seeing sights and generally having fun. We were walking through a small village, when my s-i-l said, “Look. This is the first Lutheran church in France!”
As we’re Lutheran, of course we thought we should go in and see it (besides the fact that it was very old.) But the door was locked and there were no people to be seen anywhere. After walking around the outside, we headed for the car. Suddenly a man came out from the building across the street and asked if we wanted to see the church. He took us into the entryway and told us that the key was hidden behind a painting. He moved the painting to the side, gave us the key, and asked us to put the key back when we were done! His kindness and trust had us smiling and shaking our heads.
The unusual thing about this church was the wood-burning stove partway down on the left side. I can imagine that side of the church had the most parishioners sitting there in winter!!