Friday, February 6, 2009

Why Go To Church?

A good friend sent this to me a couple of years ago. I saved it, and ran across it this morning. Thought I'd share. It's cute, but true!

Why Go To Church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this ... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"
When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!


Tori said...

That's good, I have heard it before but it's still good.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very good. I've never heard that before! I'm sure your husband was glad someone wrote in a reason WHY to go to church!!!
I'm handing out awards tomorrow, please stop by and pick yours up!!! Thanks!

Deborah said...

That was good!

Choccy said...

Thank you for posting that. I have been struggling to find a reason to continue going to church.

I do not fit in and have been told repeatedly by my husband that going to church was important as we were worshiping with other believers.

But despite being in a building surrounded by such a large group of people - I feel alone.