WE are the church. YOU and ME. The building we congregate in is a provision to assemble together united with one goal in mind: WORSHIP GOD.
Look around you while you’re there – really look at people. They’re our brothers and sisters. All of them have wounds and are fighting battles we couldn’t possibly know unless they’ve shared them. We’re a part of each other and our common thread is the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing else matters.
Take care of each other. We’re part of a body and we need each other. Some in that congregation have no one but us – we are their family. They simply have no one else. There are orphans among us who, by God’s great design, have become one with the body because He knew He could trust us with them. Some have lost not only those closest to them, but everything else as well. Some are struggling to put food on their tables and keep roofs over their heads. Some are broken and wounded and they’ve come to heal so they can help others who will face – or are facing – similar circumstances. There are those among us who have no one else to love and support them. They need us desperately and we need them.
There’s a grander plan going on here. We’re not just there to get what we need, check the church box off and go on with our lives not thinking about those we encountered Sunday until next Sunday. We’re to be a family. We’re to love, support and take care of each other. What if we all believed we were strategically planted in the churches where we are and acted upon it? If we can’t show our love in a single building then how in the world can we impact the outside world for God?!
Church, be the church. In other words, love. Pray. Bless if you have the means to. Be the church God intended you to be. Someone needs your touch in their life. Search for who that is and act accordingly.
“So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10.