What If It Rains?

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised: and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh” — Heb. 10:23-25

Some people dont need much of an excuse to stay home from church. If it even looks like it might rain, they dont want to risk getting a little wet.

The hymn writer Frances Havergal gave several rea­sons for attending church — especially on rainy days.

  1. God has blessed the Lord’s Day, making no exceptions for stormy days.
  2. I expect my minister to be there. I would be sur­prised if he stayed at home because of the weather.
  3. I might lose out on the prayers and the sermon that would have done me great good.
  4. For important business, rain doesnt keep me home; and church is, in Gods sight, very important.
  5. Bad weather will prove how much I love Christ. True love rarely fails to keep an appointment.
  6. Those who stay home from church because its rainy frequently miss on fair Sundays too. I must not take one step in that direction.
  7. Christ said that “where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20).
  8. I don’t know how many more Sundays God may give me. It would be poor preparation for my first Sunday in heaven to have slighted my last one on earth.

Enough said!

How strange for any member

To think that he or she

Can stay away from worship

And a worthy member be. -Anon.

If absence makes the heart grow fonder,
how some people must love church!

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