By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
When you picture a church building in your mind, what do you see? Do you see a grand sprawling cathedral? Do you see a quiet little white building nestled in a grove of trees where it has been for generations? Or maybe you see something in between, similar to this small church, the Basilica of St. Louis King of France, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri? This church is grand for its size, with ornate architecture and massive columns, but is small in terms of space.
We live our daily lives in a world that is quite obviously spiraling down the drain. We gripe and complain about our leaders (the ones we ourselves elected to serve). We hurry and run and hardly spend time with friends and family. And yet, on any given day of worship, many of our church houses sit far from full.
Until God’s people see the importance of spending time with the Lord in a daily relationship and in corporate worship, how can we expect the rest of the world to feel any differently?
As a “P.K.” (preacher’s kid), I quite literally grew up inside the church building, and I still find it difficult to understand why folks don’t see the need to be there. For me, it’s a must. I pray that as the Lord leads you through your week, you will speak with Him about the necessity of spending time in His house with His people worshiping Him. Any Bible-believing and teaching church, grand or small, would be thrilled to have you with them this Lord’s Day!
Just a thought.