Reflecting on Church #13: Lunch After Church

Reflecting on Church #13: Lunch After Church

With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #13.

52 Churches, A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, by Peter DeHaan, PhD

If not for a prior commitment, this pastor and his wife would have invited us over for lunch. I would have enjoyed getting to know them over a meal. Yet, I’m relieved it didn’t work out; I would have felt guilty receiving their generosity when we have no plans to return. Such is the dilemma with only one Sunday allocated per church.

This husband and wife team inspire me in many ways. They pour themselves into the church they serve. They complement each other thoroughly. The way they mesh for a common purpose amazes me.

Their church is small and their congregation older. From a human perspective, the future is bleak. Surely the work must be discouraging. I pray they will persevere, that God will bless their efforts and provide the strength they need to press on.

[See my reflections about Church #12 and Church #14 or start with Church #1.]

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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of manmade traditions and practices. Read more in his blog, books, and personal weekly email updates.

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