Church doesn’t always feel fun. I have wanted to quit church more than a few times. I have had some serious doubts about Christianity that I have had to work through, and I am not always excited to show up to church on a Sunday morning.
Chances are if you are older than 2, you have gone through times like this. Maybe you are in this sort of situation right now. Well, you are not alone.
So why keep doing it? Because there is something there for you -- or actually, there is someone there for you. Someone who is worth meeting, worth knowing better, and who gives you what you really need most. It might not be what you think you want, but it is what you really need.
Of course, his name is Jesus.
Silverio Gonzalez wrote a timely article reminding us about how church is a place where we can find grace from God, by remembering and clinging to his gift to us in Jesus, and by relying on his help from the Holy Spirit. It may not seem like it sometimes, but that really is what church is especially made for.
Read Silverio's article and hold onto his reminder that "you may feel weak and needy yourself, but God has promised to be with you and to love through you." That's the promise of God that he made to us in Jesus, and we can take that anywhere.