Kate said church
If Covid19 taught me anything, it taught me that church is not a brick and mortar structure.
It’s flesh, bone, and spirit. One can “have” church in their living room, their front porch, their back deck, or standing outside with neighbors. Church is people, in one accord, praising and worshiping the One and Only, True and Living God.
What does that look like?
It can look like a pancake breakfast on a Sunday morning, when church buildings were locked.
It can look like a ham dinner on Resurrection morning, with the rain beating down and everyone sitting with plates on their laps.
Sometimes it looks like a neighbor bringing over warm, sliced banana bread fresh from the oven.
Or, a few slices of pizza in a box, “I know you never get to go have pizza, so we shared ours.”
The church has legs
The hands and feet of Jesus = The Church.
And, C-19 brought the best of it out into the open.
Membership is still open!
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son to sacrifice His life in order for all those who will but believe in Him and when they do? They are given the GIFT OF eternal life. John 3.16 Acts 16.31 Romans 10.9
Join, won’t you?
My greatest joy is to know that someone who reads my words might accept Jesus Christ as their one and only Savior. And, join “the church.”
Jennifer Cook says
Now I want pizza to eat and to share
I know, right? My husband hates pizza! Isn’t that like sacrilegious or something?
Sharon Hazel says
Yes love this ‘hands and feet of Jesus’ living and active in and through his people today! fmf#9
Joanne Viola says
It’s amazing how church has looked differently but am so grateful the Church did arise!
Me too, Jo’!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
What is it, what could it be,
this thing that we call church?
Maybe Trinitarian mystery,
with Spirit on His perch?
Or is it the fellowship
of voices raised in song,
and that groovy retreat trip
to Camp With ChristWe’reStrong?
Or can it be the things we give
to our needy friends,
for as Christ said, while we live
poverty never ends.
For me, I think, push becomes shove,
church is where we learn to love.
PERFECTION IN PROSE.
Marguerite H Occhiuzzo says
I also believe it is relationships and that is one thing closing churches has broken. Relationships. Makes me so sad that so many believers (little b) are happy to be secluded.
I’m glad I have a church that walks in Faith not Fear!
And, we are once again looking for one.
Terri D says
AWESOME BLOG! I LOVED it!
Thanks Terri – I’m catching up with my reading now.
In researching the word “church” in scripture, I kept finding verses that talked about home churches (I think there were five specifically mentioned in Paul’s letters) but I couldn’t find the words to express how I felt. You wrote what my heart couldn’t.
Amie, FMF #15
Amie, my pleasure – I think it’s what a lot of us are feeling.
You found the hidden gifts of the church through Covid 19! Thank you for these encouraging words. Karen 🙂 (FMF #10)
Karen, every situation teaches, amen?
Wemi Omotosho says
Loved this and yes! membership is still open 🙂 Tweeted x
Grace abounds – for now.
Carol Knipschield says
This is really good. The virus has stirred the churches and for the good. Amen.
Bettie G says
Amen! We are the Church!
Mandy Farmer says
MIke and I have been enjoying doing church in our pajamas. Pretty great after 40 years of pastoral ministry! 🙂
Mandy, I totally understand this!
So true! We just had a gathering this week with a few neighbors and the fellowship was so sweet!
Yes! Did you eat cheesecake?
Kathy Walters says
I always say that I joined THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH the day I got saved. Amen! Thanks.
AMEN TO THAT!