The building project is well underway, and there's currently a large hole dug in front of the former enterance.
It goes without saying that you will need to use the side doors in the immediate and near future, but the promise of new facilities is exciting, even as it tests our patience and endurance at times.
I'm reminded that Jacob served Laban 7 years for Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him, because what he was waiting for was worth it. Heavy equipment in the parking lot, mountains of earth, and formerly bustling rooms stripped bare seem inconvenient, maybe even a hardship, but they are a sign of great things to come. In the end, we won't even remember the dirt, holes, and barren rooms as we partake of every new advantage once construction is complete.
The implied comparison is almost not worth mentioning, as it is the palest reflection of what God has planned for us. Some days everything this world brings seems a hardship, but it's important to remember that we, ourselves, are under construction. We trust that His final product will be more than worth each gaping hole, every empty room, and all the daunting mounds of soil.