Why Meet Sundays
Why do we meet on Sundays? Some people may say it’s for God, others for a sense of community and coffee and cookie hour (love those Snicker-doodles), while others honestly reply, “I don’t know—a habit I guess.”
I do it for a weekly “Vision-Check.” Just like we go to the optometrist for an annual eye check-up, we must make sure our “Vision” is focused on the right place. We must see through Christian, rather than worldly lenses and not allow the adage: “Seeing is Believing” cloud our faith in God’s grace in our lives.
Let me break it down for you this way: sometimes people see what’s going on in the world, or even in our own lives, as a justification to not believe in God’s love for us. War, disease, addictions, and internal struggles seem to defy the idea of a Good and Kindly God. We see the innocent suffer and the wicked prevail, and sometimes wonder, “What’s up with that?”
It’s been an age-old question. If we read the Bible, we see some of the most righteous servants of God wondering the same thing. Asaph, a religious leader under King David, wonders in Psalms 73:
“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills.”
Have you ever felt like that? Why would God allow a person to have so many blessings in this world, when they care little about the blessings of the world beyond? Yet, we’re only seeing that person through our earthly eyes. We only see the surface and can’t comprehend the bigger picture. Often, as in the case of Bernie Madoff or Whitney Houston, we can’t see their lives unraveling until the very fabric is completely undone.
I started He’s The Solution because I want to continue my understanding of God’s bigger picture. I, like most people, tend to become too focused on my earthly cares and need that constant “Vision Check.” In that way, He’s The Solution helps to keep me centered and focused as a Christian.
Proverbs 29:18 says, “Without a vision, the people shall perish,” so, I invite you to come each Sunday and join me in a “Vision-Check.” I also encourage you to invite others to join us too.
…NOT GIVING UP MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING,
BUT ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER—AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.