Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. – Hebrews 10: 25 (CEB)

Today, I didn’t go to church for the second week in a row. I’m not really sure why I didn’t go. Part of it was I didn’t feel all that great and most of it was that I just wanted an excuse not to go. Yet, when I do go, I am always uplifted. I also have the honor of worshipping with many other believers, in praying with them, and hearing God’s word. It is a time of refreshing and renewal. It is also a time to gather with others and remind them that they are loved and called to go out to love others.

Church is not mandatory, but it is a great privilege. I love those in my church family, and I want to be of encouragement to them as well as to you. When we live in such a country where we can freely worship, it is sad that so many stop going. In part, they just don’t want to go.

What will draw you back?