Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why I Love God - The Church

To be among the people of God is one of life’s greatest blessings. It is such a relief from the day to day stresses of the world to spend time with our brothers and sisters in Christ. The church, established on the day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts chapter two, is another reason why I love God.

Life gives us many reasons to both celebrate and mourn. The celebration is much sweeter when shared with our Christian family. Consider the words of Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” In my life it has been a blessing to be around my Christian family as my earthly family grew with the birth of our children. To Christians, the birth of children are known to be gifts from God (Psalm 127:3), and are celebrated as such! The second part of Romans 12:15 talks about how of Christian brothers and sisters help carry the burden of sorrow. There are many times in our life when we experience grief, having a Christian family to help you through is a great blessing!

This life we live can be tiresome at times. There are times in our lives where we can get really “beat down” and find ourselves in need of encouragement. I can think of no better place to find encouragement then among those who make up the church that Jesus built. It is among Christians where I often find my batteries being recharged. In Hebrews 10:25, we find one of the purposes of our coming together, “not neglecting to meet to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” When we assemble with the saints, it should be a place that we find refuge and encouragement.

There are many reasons why I love the church, the main reason however is that it is the bride of Christ. There is a great day coming in which Christ is going to return and those who belong to His body, the Church, will live with him for all eternity. Will you be among those that are saved on that great day? If not, why not secure your place in heaven today?

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