Why Should I Come Back to Church?
After more than a year working remotely, many employees are not eager to come back to their workplaces. The same for many believers, who have followed church services from a distance in the comfort of their homes.
David Gundersen, the lead pastor at a Bible Church in Houston, pointed out several reasons to come back to church, including:
-We are embodied creatures. We’re not ethereal beings; we are made to see and hear one another in person. Nobody could accept a long-distance relationship as normal. Neither should a community of faith.
-The church is one body. We’re not independent but interdependent. Even at a distance, we’re still part of the body of Christ. But we shouldn’t want to "stay dislocated."
-The Spirit draws us together. The Spirit of the Lord always draws us toward unity. "The Spirit within us yearns for us to be together, like that same rubber band pulling us back in."
In sum, it's more than about going back to a building. It's about going home, going back to a community. It's about re-encountering the Lord and the community. It's about spiritual renewal.
Call and invite a fellow parishioner, or a friend, to join us.