I wanted to hear from two kinds of readers; those who could read the print and those who couldn't. At this writing the score is 14 to ?. The score isn't 14-0. It is 14-?. If a person can't read the blog they can't read my question to answer it.
So....I feel pretty good that 14 can read it. I am an amazing fact finder. I could take political polls, don't you think? Ah, I move ahead.
Why will so many go to church today that don't much throughout the year? I think it is a sign of the magnetism of God. Embedded in mankind is a deep faith that Jesus was and is. But why display it basically once a year?
Could it be that churches in general have veered from the Jesus path of commitment, sacrifice, and service? Have we become more of a club to see who fits and who doesn't? Could it be that those who attend irregularly don't realize it; but their spirits were built for more than attendance and they never got the message of God's real call?
While I (and a religious world of others) have been critical of the two-time-a-year attenders, it could be that our programs as well as ritualism have dulled their good senses. I just might be that the reason these masses aren't with us Sunday after Sunday is their spirits crave a deeper relationship than what churches offer. Maybe, too, they just don't know what ought to be....but feel church isn't it.
For certain, believers will come out of the woodwork this morning and I, for one, am thrilled. May they serve as a reminder that there is much faith upon our land. May we awaken to a new sobriety as to how to connect these believing hearts to authentic kingdom activity.