They say our eyes are windows to our souls. Then maybe church marquees are signs that give a glimpse of how our souls will be treated inside houses of worship. Marquees then perhaps could be considered signs for our souls.
In the Danville area, church marquees come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they all provide worship dates and times and most also have the name of the church's minister.
However, there are some marquees that go beyond simply providing basic information. Some also have messages, most of which come from the Bible. But some of the messages are not Bible verses but sayings meant to tease us, tickle us or test our faith.
Immanuel Baptist Church, right in the middle of farm country on Faulkner Station Road, uses an agriculture theme in its message: "Planting is our work. Reaping is God's work."