Sunday we returned to worship together for the first time since Pam’s surgery. Allison was in town with us. We wept for joy and sang praises with the people of God. We were generously fed the Word of Life and were lovingly embraced by the family of God.
How do Christ-followers live without the encouragement of worship with the body of Christ, the “communion of the saints?”
Vacation season is beginning. I realize people do travel or have jobs that prevent their regular attendance at worship. Certainly illness or disability hinder some.
But if we are home and able to walk, limp or roll to church… how do we willingly choose something else as worshipers gather in God’s house? How do we refuse to gather with others who are lifting their hearts in praise to the King of Glory?
We have so missed the gathering of believers in worship. Though we have faithfully huddled each week around our video screen and enjoyed the music and heard the skillful and anointed preaching of God’s Word through the blessing of Livestream, we have been acutely aware that our seats among the worshiping body in God’s house were vacant.
And Sunday it was good to be home.
“I was glad when they said unto me ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.”