We had the most wonderful Wednesday evening singing service last week that I think we have ever had since we moved here. I tried to count and see if we didn’t have more men than women present. They just kept rising and coming to the front and leading songs. I thought it was just wonderful and was so uplifted personally by singing praises unto God. Today I am singing “He Paid a Debt He Did Not Owe,” and remembered that Benny Speigner led it last Wednesday night. I’m enjoying it all over again!
I’ve often said that the older we become the closer to the grave we are. For the life of me I can’t understand why some adults take such a laxadasical attitude about faithfully attending the services of the church. I can’t figure out what we think is more important than attending the services of the church faithfully. I wonder if the thought ever enters ones mind during Bible study or worship time when they are home, visiting, shopping, or doing whatever, while others are meeting to worship or study about God.
Let me give a high-five to Lynn and Carolyn Vickers who came in late Wednesday night. He had to work late, but they came as quickly as they could. What an example they set. Carolyn is handicapped and can’t walk and it takes time to get her in and out of the car. Lynn led songs and made the service even more special. Another high-five goes to John McDougald who led two songs. His comments after the songs were appreciated. We need more men to be willing to try and take an active role in the services of the church.
If you are sick and unable to come, the Lord doesn’t expect you to do so, but if you are able to get out and go somewhere else and do something else, you are forsaking the assembly. Remember our illustration in last week’s bulletin? We are no stronger than our weakest link. We are encouraged when we are together and we grow stronger spiritually when we study together. Our Sunday morning Bible class should have the same attendance as the worship hour. The lesson and the comments are so edifying. If we can get up on Monday morning and go to work before 10:00 a.m., we should be able to get up on Sunday morning and get to Bible class by 10:00 a.m. If not, why not? I’m just afraid the Lord is not looking kindly on those who put other things ahead of service and worship to Him. We need to be at worship or Bible study and we need to have our minds and hearts ready to receive the engrafted word which will build us up. That’s the way I see it.