WHY GO TO CHURCH?

 

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,” 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 am 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 the following:

“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 can not recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals, but I do know this, they have nourished me and have given me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would have been 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.