Remember when you were a kid and you intertwined your fingers of both hands downward and recited to someone: “This is the church, and this is the steeple.”
Then you would point your two index fingers skyward to touch forming the “steeple.”
Next, you would put your fingers back downward and say, “Open the doors, and see all the people.” And then you would turn your hands over and spread your fingers and show all of the “people.”
For thousands of years all over the world, steeples have gone together with churches like motor boats on lakes or Ferris wheels at fairgrounds.
You rarely see one without the other.
The downtown Augusta area is blessed with many historic churches; each having their unique steeple. You probably have passed these very familiar sacred places hundreds or even thousands of times.
Appears in the January 2020 issue of Augusta Magazine.