We are at church a lot. While I worked there it was a whole lot. Every time we pulled into the parking lot one of my littles would say, “We’re home!” Cute, right? But when I thought about it we should feel at home when we’re at church.
* Home is a place where we belong.
* Home is where a family meets backs up.
* Home is a place where we are comfortable, where we can kick off our shoes and be us.
* Home is a place to rest and recharge.
And isn’t that what the church should be?
At church we find belonging. We find ourselves surrounded by people who have the same values. While we all have our own opinions (just like a family) we can still agree on core values that help define who we are.
Church is where every week, or maybe more often, we can meet back up and connect with others. We’ve been out all week but when we are together we can talk, encourage one another and laugh together.
When we are at church we should be able to be our true selves. Not who we think we should be. Not who we are told we should be. When we come to church we come as we are: as sinners and broken people. And regardless of the level of brokenness we are still loved and accepted.
At church we can find rest for our soul. It’s a time when we are refilled with the Spirit of God.
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