The body

When I was growing up I attended a church that I just loved. We were there from birth to fourteen when my mom get remarried and I was swooped to a home five hours away. So, we started going to another church. I fell in love with the people there eventually too. I attended until I was 20 and moved to the city. That was the church I got married in and still go back to every chance I get. About and a half later, I finally discovered the church in the city I would call home for the next 8 years. I loved the music, the preaching, the missions…so many things. Two years ago we decided when we moved across town to visit another church. Since then I’ve fallen in love with the people here, they are so warm and welcoming. It’s a small church where you feel like you know everybody and the preaching is very theologically sound.


All this to say, each of these churches holds a special place in my heart. Over the years I have gone back and visited them and wished I could be part of them again. I so desired that sweet fellowship that I once experienced in each of those places and it was a sort of coming home to visit those spaces again.

It was no different this past Sunday as I visited my last church. We had a Hungary missions thing to go to so we decided to just go to the service too. How wonderful to see so many friends that I hadn’t seen in so long. New lives had been born since I was there and there were many other changes to catch up with. How I longed to be there with them again! Don’t get me wrong, I know where I am is exactly where God wants me to be and I love my church, I just miss these dear sweet Saints.


Suddenly I began to realize just a little piece of what heaven was going to be like. I would no longer have to long for the prescence of these sweet people who shared my love of Jesus because they would be there with me! Oh, what a day, what a place, what a Savior!!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah Markley
    Oct 03, 2007 @ 07:16:57

    Hi Amy, I don’t know if I’ve commented here before. But I love what you wrote about the body. I totally agree. We go to a small church in our community but there are others we could go to. There are good people where we are and good people elsewhere too. Its wonderful that eventually we won’t be seperated by different buildings or geography!

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  2. Elizabeth
    Oct 03, 2007 @ 16:33:49

    I think about this, in a different realm I suppose, but I look forward to the day when I can be reunited with my children who are waiting in heaven for me! But it’s true- someday we will all be together rejoicing in our Lord together and what a day that will be!

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  3. Mel
    Oct 06, 2007 @ 20:31:39

    It is so great that you have found such wonderful people in all the churches you have visited. The church I grew up in (4-14) I had lots of friends that just felt like my extended family. Once we left there I never seemed to find a church where I felt comfortable. I like the church we go to right now, but we have been going for over 6 months now and still haven’t connected with anybody. I don’t think anybody recognizes we are or are not there. The great thing is they have a wonderful children’s program and my kids are noticed when they aren’t there. I know part of it is that I have to be outgoing and reach out to get invovled, which I am working on!

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  4. Cynthia
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 11:18:23

    So glad you’ve had such great experiences in all the churches you’ve attend. We, otoh, have not always had great experiences and had to move on…..

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