Of Zigging and Zagging

1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem. Psalm 122:1-2

People don’t go to church anymore. The statistics are showing the an increasing number of people have stopped attending church in our society. It’s not unexpected but it is sad.

Of course there are a number of reasons for church attendance to be down: busy lives, apathy, bitterness and resentment against the church, no compelling reason to attend, and many other reasons. Many churches have “bent over backwards” to make it a comfortable environment for the unchurched, but still the numbers are down.

The beauty of the Gospel message is that we can take church with us wherever we go. What does that mean?

It means we are on display in the marketplace, on the roads, and in our homes.

It means setting the example in our everyday lives.

It means wearing a smile when the world world is somber and serious.

It means zigging when everyone else is zagging.

People observe us whether we like to admit it or not, just as we observe others. The question is, what do they see in us?

For most reading this, you will not need to anything more to display Christ to the world than what you are already doing. It’s simply a reminder that our lives matter to others. We can make a difference in how we treat others, what we say, and even how we play.

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