A man wrote to a newspaper editorial page; “I have gone to church for 30 years, have heard 3000 sermons and can’t recall any of them. All have been a waste of time.” This set off a firestorm of responses. Finally, there was one response that cleared the matter up.
Another reader responded; “I have been married for 30 years. My wife has taken good care of me by preparing some 32,000 meals. Some were a chef’s dream while some seemed a little bland. I cannot tell you the full menu of any of the meals or the ingredients, yet they nourished me well giving me the strength to work and take care of my family. I would have died without those meals. She prepared the meals for me, but I accepted and ate her meals. Church kept me alive as well. Without the nourishment I received by going to church, I would be spiritually dead. My pastor and worship leaders prepared God’s word, but I accepted it. They fed my faith which kept me alive. Faith is invisible, yet it allows me to believe the incredible and to receive the seeming impossible.”
Are you going to church just to ‘go to church’? Or, do you go for the meal…God’s word? Going to church does not make you a believer no more than standing in your garage makes you a car. Go to church to fellowship and hear God’s word. Be fed on the message, trust and believe. You will be well fed.
“COME TO ME, LET US BOW DOWN IN WORSHIP, LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD OUR MAKER; FOR HE IS OUR GOD AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF HIS PASTURE, THE FLOCK UNDER HIS CARE.” Psalm 95:6-7 NIV