I’ve sort of a bizarre follow-up to our last installment about blighted buildings. Last week I happened to be checking out Memphis’ newest music venue, walking in from the parking lot. I didn’t really notice the demolition site across the street until the sudden din caused by a 15 meter square chunk from the corner of an eight-story building tumbling to the ground! And then it dawned on me that this was one of the buildings I happened to be praying for, the one on Madison and Willett.
I’m not going so far as to say that the demolition was a direct answer to prayer — I’m sure it was scheduled for months — but I’m quite sure that God arranged that little coincidence of me being there at that time to remind me that those prayers matter. If you’ve never seen part of a large building destroyed across the street, I highly recommend it. I have no idea what they’re going to do with the site. For all I know, it could be part of the same project as the music venue. In any case, I now feel even more invested for praying that the owners/developers would consider whatever project will have the most positive effect on Midtown and on Memphis as a whole.