"I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem." - Psalm 122
Dear Lord, I have been pondering why corporate worship is so important when each of us has an intense personal relationship with you. Then a brother wrote, "We need to gather with the church because we forget how desperate we are for redeeming grace, how complete are our resources in Christ, how God wants our spiritual life to be a group project, how life can never be found in the physical creation." In corporate worship, I am reminded that life is in you and not the passing world outside of the sanctuary. Help me to get myself to the gathering of believers so I may reap the benefits of the reorientation and restoration of my soul and may give others the same. AMEN
"Aloneness is good if we are alone with God and only for a time. Otherwise we need to be interlocking with the other pieces in God's jigsaw puzzle so everyone can marvel at its collective beauty."