Some are spoiled rotten. Not us. We are spoiled healthy. I love what God has given us at Memorial. We aren't the ideal or perfect congregation; but we are happy and productive. I think about some of our young guys who are now working with churches. I'm sure Eric Magnusson in the struggling Detroit area or Tim Rush with their ten or twelve in Guadalajara would be enthused to have half what I get to experience week after week.
My hat is off to those who gathered today around the globe with attendance less than 100. Often these gather with incredible endurance and faith. From such comes kingdom impact because these will not quit; they will not give up. I have not forgotten first moving to Memorial and there were more adults in the young marrieds class than we had in the entire church when I had begun preaching two years earlier.
God has very faithful, very powerful servants enlisted throughout all regions. They may not have authored a book or had their names mentioned in the newspaper, but their names are written in the Book of Life. We are the body of Christ; a thousand gather over there and six over here. Sprinkled throughout are clusters of hard working, tall imagining Christians who believe they count....and they do.
All groups consist of great lack and embarrassing flaw. But one thing we can count on is we all count because God has cobbled us together to form one impressive network of aggressive workers.
The Church? We are spoiled healthy!