I’ll be honest with you, I absolutely love church. In fact I’ll go as far as saying, it’s down right fun. Yes, church is fun. I know there are some who might think the words “fun” and “church” don’t belong together, but I think they do.
I especially love the Wednesday night bible studies. I think I sat through the whole Wednesday night bible study last night with a big grin on my face. I felt like a kid at Six Flags who was having a blast. There’s something about those Wednesday night services that put the charge back in my battery and keep me going until Sunday. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to go to church. When I get together with my church family, life is good.
“The church is kind of like Noah’s ark, it stinks sometimes, but if we get out we will drown.”
I do know that church is made up of imperfect people (including me), so there are a few things I have realized that makes me love them even more…
- The church is the light of the world and light will always attract bugs. There will always be a few old bugs (people different from you) in the church. Love them without partiality.
- People in the church are imperfect. When they hurt you, love them anyway.
- There will be an old grouch or two in the church. Love them anyway.
For the most part, the church has the best people in the world in it. The church is full of thousands and thousands of Christ-like people. People who make me proud to say, “I’m a Christian.”
We need the church. It is an essential part of God’s plan for our lives. Maybe Shane Claiborne put it best when he said, “The church is kind of like Noah’s ark, it stinks sometimes, but if we get out we will drown.”
Let me say it again, “I love church!”