Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25.
It is good to go to the House of the Lord, it is good to stand in His presence and sing His praises. It is good to have fellowship with believers. As one who has been unable to partake of such a blessing for several (six) weeks due to illness in the family, I have been blessed immeasurably today by standing and partaking in worship.
Though I was unable to hear most of the sermon because I sit with 4 children under the age of 10, to be in God’s presence in His house was healing to me. It was a balm in my Gilead; it was salve to my woundedness of the past weeks. It was nourishment for my sin-sick and starving soul.
We have recently changed denominations so that my husband can seek ordination and become an Army Chaplain. The church we now attend has only been our home since Christmas time and yet, I was called at home and prayed for in our absence, we were considerably blessed by generous gifts given for our well-being. These are truly God’s people, and I missed standing with them to worship our God.
Singing hymns and reciting scripture together has blessed my soul and nourished me to move forward into the week ahead. I often take for granted when we are well, and I sometimes do not remember the blessing we have in this country; the chance to worship as we each see fit, the blessing of health so that we can all attend that church of our choice.
Do not neglect to meet together with a body of believers, your cup will runneth o’er.