SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

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WHY BOTHER TO GO TO CHURCH?

If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this!
If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it.
If you’re spiritually curious, there is still hope!

A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” they wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting their time by giving sermons at all.”

This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote finally submitted this clincher: “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this… They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

The same goes for our daily prayers and reading of God’s word. You may not remember last weeks lesson in your Devotional Guide or the sermon you heard a month ago. But the Holy Spirit has used each one of those as spiritual nutrition to keep your soul alive. You don’t have to remember them in order for them to be spiritual nutrition to your life. So don’t stop now. Remember, those who endure until the end, those are the ones who will survive and be ready when Jesus comes. – Dr. Robert R Seyda

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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