24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
My daily drive takes me beside the local airport. I like to look and see what kind of planes are out as a drive by each day. Sometimes, it will be a small commuter jet, sometimes a two seater, and every once in awhile there will even be a helicopter.
The airport has hangers which are used to store airplanes between flights. You can also go to the airport to take flying lessons, learn more about planes, or be involved in the maintenance and repair of the aircraft.
Today as I drove by a thought occurred to me. It is completely possible to own an airplane and not use the airport. In fact someone in a neighborhood around the airport could have a plane in their backyard for all I know. Some people build their own runways on their property and keep their planes at home.
Yes it is possible to have a plane and never use an airport.
However, what if you don’t have the room for a runway on your property? What if your plane needs repair? What if you get tired of taking off flying a circle and landing at your own runway?
Simply put, maybe you do not need to use airports for your plane, but you will never experience all there is to flying if you do not.
The same principle applies to your Church. Can you be a Christian and not attend church? Can you be a Christian and not engage in your local church? Maybe, but why would you want to? That’s like owning a plane but refusing to use airports.
Church is where we are encouraged, where we are repaired, where we learn more about our faith. Planes go to airports, because airports are where plane centered life happens.
Christians go to church because church is where Christian centered life happens.
Today, as we continue asking for God to make His calling known, ask God how you can engage in your local church to bring Him Glory.