Why Go To Church? (copied)

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 Church goer 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,' he 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
theirs 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 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!' When you are DOWN to nothing....
God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes
the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for
our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!'

All right, now that you're done reading, send it on! I think
everyone should read this! 'When Satan is knocking at your
door, simply say, 'Jesus, could you get that for me?
Live simply, Love generously. Care deeply, Speak kindly

Lord bless,

Bro. Harry Shomaker

1 comment:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Good post -- especially at a time when people think that they can find their own way without church, ignoring all the things that Jesus said about church (Peter as the foundation...the church as bride...where two are gathered together in His name...).

Thanks for finding and sharing.