If I had my choice, I would wear T-shirts and jeans every day of the week. I hate to admit it, but there are only 7 shirts that I wear on a regular basis. Last week I started going through my closet and wondering why everything is crammed together. To my surprise, I counted at least 20 shirts! Some shirts have been in my closet more than 20 years. Some of those shirts were really nice, and I begin to wonder why I never wear them. But they have been hanging in my closet so long, they have gathered a ton of dust, especially around the shoulders. Wow, I could have been wearing these shirt all this time. I just had to knock the dust off of them. Talking about regrets!
What do you need to knock the dust off at your house today, besides the end tables? I don’t know about you, but I will have to knock the dust off my Sunday shoes. It seems like it has been forever since we gathered together as God’s family! There is an old saying that goes something like this, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” How many times do we take friends and family for granted? How about gathering together on Sunday to worship our Lord Jesus Christ face to face. Don’t you miss it?
When the time comes for us to gather back together, I think many of us will appreciate each other a bit more. What a great celebration that will be! I know all the pastors and teachers would love to have everyone back. If they are like me, you get tired of sharing in front of a lifeless camera. Don’t get me wrong, during these difficult times, it has been so nice to have Facebook live and zoom. But it’s not the same.
I want to encourage some believers that have fell out of touch with their local body of believers. Talking about some dusty church shoes! Come on, wipe them off, wax them up, and buff them out! Or just come just as they are! But get back in fellowship with family, we all need the encouragement of God’s Word and other believers. We don’t want to rush back to soon, but I looking forward to the day His Church gathers back together face to face. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage-and all the more as the Day approaching.” I love you guys.