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.
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.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.