Maybe you heard the story of the little old lady who was amazed at how nice her young next door neighbor was. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day, the old lady finally asked the young man, “Son, how did you become such a fine young man?”
The young man replied, “Well, when I was a boy, I had a drug problem.”
The old lady was shocked. “I can’t believe that.”
The young man replied, “It’s true. My parents drug me to church every time the doors were opened.”
I will grant you that sitting in church services will not guarantee that a person will become a faithful follower of Jesus any more than sitting in a garage will make us cars. However, there IS power in the words and presence of God. He has the power to change hearts and lives. The closer we get to him, the better off we will be.
Sometimes it takes dragging ourselves (or our families) to church, even if the weather is bad or we don’t really feel like it. Nine out of ten times, we are glad we did.
Keep The Light Burning!
Preaching Minister, South Yukon Church of Christ