I’ve written before on the importance of church. Just thought I’d tell you an up-to-date story:
Last Sunday, a lady I don’t know very well said to me: “You’re always smiling. Do you know that? You really shine with the Lord”. I knew it was only half-true. I’m not always smiling; for one thing I don’t smile much when I’ve really hoped for that job and it didn’t materialise, but the thought that somebody else could see Jesus in me! That’s what church should be: A group of Christians encouraging each other.
During the week, the things people say – even positive things – can fill you with questions sometimes. I just saw one person comment to another on Facebook: “Look at the glory of God in your life now”, and straightaway I’m asking myself: Can people see the glory of God in my life? And into my mind come that lady’s words from Sunday: They’ve lasted me the whole week.
I love church. How do people survive without it? I know it isn’t always what it should be, but that’s why the Bible tells us to be patient and allow for one another’s faults (Ephesians 4:2).
Do you go to a church? Would you recommend it to your friends?