Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 22, 2012

Come Together

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Church,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:12 am
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Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

There is a man in our church into his 90’s. He is on hospice with congestive heart failure and must use a walker. It is hard for him to get around. He is also on oxygen. Yet he says if he is able to get out of bed to go to the bathroom he will be in church on Sunday to worship His God. He doesn’t complain. He doesn’t use physical pain or tiredness or walking disability to keep him from the corporate worship of God. He is such a good example to all of us. So many of us use excuses from time to time: too tired, hurt too much, burned out and on and on. Some of us even use lesser reasons than physical: hasn’t had time to play golf or take the boat out, etc. This past lent season I did a series on Jesus’ last walk to Jerusalem. Was He tired? I’m sure He was. Yet He set is face steadfastly toward Jerusalem. Next time you are tempted to omit corporate Sunday (or Saturday) worship think of our elderly man in our church or, better yet, thin of Jesus and His steadfastness walk to face the cross in Jerusalem. What can there be more important than gathering with His children to worship and praise Him while encouraging each other in His love?

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