Skip church? Is he serious?
Before you unfollow me, I am not advocating you deprioritise church or stop going altogether. Being part of a church family, and making it a priority, is something we all must strive for. In days gone by, it would be unthinkable to miss a Sunday service, yet these days a committed member might make three Sundays a month.
So what is the point of my Sunday Suggestion for today? I will explain by telling you about my day today.
This morning I will be taking care of someone who is not too well in order that their spouse can go to church. They are unwell to the point where they cannot easily be left, so their spouse is rarely able to meet with other believers in church. Church is certainly my priority, but today I have the chance to help someone else get to church instead.
Now if I were to do this all of the time, missing church frequently, then that would not be healthy. Between us though, I am sure we can find ways of supporting each other and ensuring believers get the encouragement of fellowship.
I once heard a story of a group of women who felt compelled to get together twice a week to pray. That is, all except one member of the group. Instead of praying, she felt led to take care of the others’ children so that they could pray. While not praying with them herself, she certainly enabled them to do it.
In a similar way, are you able to enable others to take part? Whether it be a Sunday service, home group or other church event, is it possible for you to step in and give a hand? That might be by taking care of someone, or offering a lift, or missing out on a hobby you had been planning. Whatever it is, do think about whether you can be an “enabler” and help someone else benefit from a time of fellowship.
Skip church? Absolutely not – unless you are paving the way for someone else!
Have a great Sunday!