“I’m So Glad I Came To Church Today”
Between worship services this past Sunday morning, I greeted one of our church members who told me something that was music to this pastor’s ears: “I’m so glad I came to church today.” She proceeded to tell me all of the encouraging words people had spoken to her that morning, how blessed she felt, how her week and day were off to a wonderful start.
So often we arrive at church with the question of, “What will I get out of this?” This sister’s testimony reminded me of the importance of walking into church, and into all areas of our lives, with the question, “What will I give to someone today?” It only takes a few words and a few seconds to pay someone a compliment, to encourage someone, or to invite them to share a pew. A small number of words sown in love can reap a large harvest of joy in a person’s heart!
Church is where we gather to actively remember the Word spoken over us as believers in Jesus Christ: “You are beloved.” As we continue to learn more about the Holy Spirit this month, let us remember that the Spirit of truth wants to speak words of “beloved-ness” through us not only on Sunday but all week long.
I’m so glad when each of you come to church on Sundays, but I’m also so glad when you are the church every day of the week!
all good things to each of you,
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, June 23, 2019
I Kings 19:1-15a