How was church this morning? Was the music the way you wanted? Was the sermon interesting? Did the Bible class topic pique your interest?
Was the coffee right? Were the right donuts and pastries available? Did you find the seat you wanted? Did you even go?
So often when we talk about church we think in these terms, and these issues. We are concerned with if we enjoyed church. We are living in the age of ‘me.’ We are so focused on our individual wants and desires throughout the week that often we carry those same feelings and actions right into our worship services on Sunday.
But I want you to imagine with me for a minute. What if Jesus was there Sunday morning?Would it make any difference to you?
If Jesus was at your church this Sunday morning, sitting in worship…how would your experience have been different? Would you have been as concerned with music, sermon, other stuff…or would you have focused more on having your heart and mind focused on Him?
Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
If you went to church Sunday in order to worship our risen Savior, He was there! He was available to connect with you in a way that just can’t happen when you are away from the ekklesia. It’s a promise He has made to his followers, and continues to keep every time we gather in His name.
So…did you see Him? Did you experience worshipping in the very presence of our risen Savior, or were you too busy focusing on other things?
This week as you gather together with other believers for whatever reason, take the time to seek out Christ in those moments. Those moments can be special, uplifting, and refreshing if we will acknowledge His presence in our lives.