Sunday is usually a big day for many Christians because they will gather together with those of like mind and spending time worshipping the One how blesses us every day. The spiritual family we call the church is bigger than ourselves and allows us shoulders to cry on, people to rejoice with and burdens to share.
I am little biased to church because I grew up knowing that I could not make it on my own and there is a large support network (worldwide even) that is there for me whenever I need them. I was simply blessed from the beginning. Are you part of a spiritual family?
This Sunday, I hope a few things happen in all of our congregations. Here are my hopes…
- I hope that every member considers one another this morning. There will be someone at services who has had a horrible week and will not tell anyone. They will put on a face of joy, but deep down their heart breaks. I wonder if they will ask their spiritual family to prayer for them.
- I hope each member welcomes visitors into our assemblies. It is hard enough visiting, but it can be made harder when no one speaks to you. May our brethren stretch forth their hands to welcome those who visit.
- I hope each member understands the brief sermon is presented after countless hours of thoughts, prayers and study. Even though it is over in 30 minutes, the knowledge it contains will reach to eternity.
- I hope every minister knows they are loved. Whether it be the outpouring from the brethren or the encouraging words of a visitor, I hope each minister knows God cares for them and will always watch over them.
- I hope to see my brethren in services, but if not, I hope they reach out to the ones who are absent; a card, note or call is an uplifting message to those who cannot make it to services.
- I hope you have a God-filled day!
Just my thoughts,