August 27, 2007

“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.” – Psalm 65:4

How do you feel about church? Do you think it’s full of hypocrites? A place for weaklings? A self-righteous, religious club?

All those charges may be true. After all, churches are made up of people, and people are not perfect. Imperfect people make for imperfect churches. In fact, if you ever find a perfect church, please don’t join it. You’ll mess it up in a skinny second.

The church is a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints. It’s a place where people go to improve their spiritual health. It’s a place where people go for encouragement, and to get their spiritual batteries recharged.

For non-Christians, it’s where they learn what it means to follow Christ and how to have a relationship with God. Why not give church a try? After all, what makes you think you’re going to like heaven, if you don’t want to be with God’s people here on earth?