You’re tired from staying up late to watch college football games.
You’re bummed because Chick-fil-A is closed.
You’re excited for the first full day of the 2015 NFL season.
You’re…well…maybe you aren’t a football or chicken fan. I know I am! And these 3 things for sure describe my feelings today.
But there’s something more. This Sunday, and pretty much every other Sunday of the year, I get together with other people and attend a church service. I don’t say that arrogantly or to try and make you feel bad if you don’t attend, it’s just what I do. For those who know me might say, “Well of course that’s what you do. It’s your job. You’re a pastor.”
And you’d be right.
However, that’s not the primary reason I go each week, and if I wasn’t on staff I’d still go.
Because I believe in the church.
I believe in its mission.
I believe its message, the gospel, is the only true hope for the world.
My life was changed through being a part of a local church.
And I want to be a part of helping others have the same story.
So that’s why I go and I serve.
Maybe you’re already planning to go to a local church this morning.
Or maybe you’ve had a terrible experience in the past with a church. You don’t believe. Or you’re skeptical at best. That’s okay.
It’s Sunday. And that means there are churches that have prayed for you this morning, have planned services with you in mind, and will bring a message of hope that you might just need to hear. I know I do.
So even if you hadn’t planned on it, why not give it a try?
I pray you do.