We had a decent amount of rain yesterday and, as any pastor will tell you, weather tends to have an affect on church attendance. But I was happy to see that our attendance did not waiver much. We had a good crowd of almost 80 people in attendance.
Years ago we had a lady who made sure EVERYONE knew when SHE was uncomfortable with the temperature in the sanctuary. She would fan herself profusely if it was the least bit warm. She would bring a blanket in the winter if she felt the least bit cool. Mind you, everyone else was perfectly fine. But she was there because her husband made her attend church with the family. She didn't want to be there. She didn't enjoy the preaching. And she wanted to make sure EVERYONE knew it!
Fair weather Christians. I am reminded of a short poem that I heard once: "In the summer we want it cool; in the winter we want it hot. Man is such a fickle beast. Always wanting what is not!"
There once was a young man who wrote a long and romantic letter to the girl of his dreams. he wrote: "Darling, I would climb the highest mountain, sail the darkest seas, swim the widest rivers, traverse the deepest jungles, cross the burning deserts, and even give my life just to be with you. PS. I will see you on Saturday if it doesn't rain."
Is that not how we treat our Lord sometimes? We say we will serve Him no matter what but when things get to be a bit difficult, we quit.
Let's not be fair weather Christians. Let's serve God whether it benefits us or not! Amen?
Meet The Pastor!
Pastor Jim Taylor was saved while serving in the US Air Force in February of 1984. Since that time, he has traveled from the coasts of Virginia to the mountains of Korea preaching the Word of God.