Yesterday I was asked “what are people joining your church?” I answered the question, as a reply to the comment (here), but it has made me ponder on the bigger aspect of why go to church? There are many reasons, including following the example of early Christians in the New Testament. Scripture tells us not to neglect the gathering of the saints (Heb. 10:25). As I said, I’ve been thinking on this since yesterday and today I got some ‘enlightenment’.
My pastor sent me an email that had a great analogy of why we go to church. It was so obvious to me that God sent this to me that I had to share it. The following is how I received it:
Why Go To Church?
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something
like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them.
So, I think I’m wasting my time and the preachers are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.” This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor.
It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!” When you are DOWN to nothing… God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
All right, now that you’re done reading, send it on! I think everyone should read this! “When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, “Jesus, could you get that for me?”
I don’t think I could have explained it any better.