Twenty one years ago, all of us who were old enough remember exactly what we were doing when we heard about the terrorist attacks on our soil. I remember the renewed patriotism that seems so absent today.
How quickly things change, right?
I remember a couple of years ago when some of the Covid recommendations limited our gatherings, and we had online services for a while. It wasn’t the same.
But when we came back together, it felt like life again! It felt like the body. It felt like it was supposed to when we could see one another, and sing together, and pray together. We had nothing else to do except be with church and family, because everything else was closed. It was nice!
But soon, everything opened back up—schools, activities, and hobbies—and it felt like life got pretty busy again. I’m not sure that’s all good.
Just like we pine for yesteryear’s patriotism on a day like today, I sometimes look back on the simpler days and hope that we never forget what we found was most important—God, family, church. I hope we never lose our passion for the assembly of the body.
Remember the singing? Remember the excitement to see people? Remember the joy of being together again?
Well, the body of Christ—our church—is meant to live in harmony. Our series from 1 Corinthians 12 has been so helpful to me, and I pray that today is an encouragement to you, too.