I've told you before about my friend Janet who is struggling with Ovarian cancer. Her struggle has gotten more difficult recently and they sent out texts and emails and asked for people to come meet at her house on Thursday night and circle around it outside and to pray. We took the girls and they were surprisingly good but it was colder than I had thought and I didn't dress them warm enough so we didn't stay the full time. But to see so many people completely circling her house praying over Janet was such a picture of what a loving church is. THAT is what I want for each of you.
As we were leaving - I saw several of her neighbors standing outside their houses just watching as everyone stood praying. What an amazing witness that we were showing completely in actions. I was in tears.
Church is not a building.
Church is not a scary place.
Church is not a group of exclusive HOLY people.
It's a group of sinners who have been saved by a merciful God and love to come together to worship Him and know Him more.
It's a group of people who lift each other up in the hard times of life and offer a circle of prayer when you need it.
It's a place to be discipled and to disciple.
I'm so thankful for mine!
And even good little Baptist girls like Harper can dance a little when they are on stage! :-)