God saw it was not good for us to be alone. So he made the church. And he saw that we needed some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to pastors and some to be preachers. So he made the church.

And he saw a city on the northern shore of a Great Lake. So he sent his daughters and sons to be salt and light. And to be a church.

He saw that the need was going to be great, so he used a couple acres of land to provide for generations.

He saw that youth in city were hungry for food and friendship. So he sent a couple to love and feed them for five years, ten years, fifteen years and more. To serve them without asking for bills and budgets. To love them without asking for anything in return. He said “I was hungry and you fed me.” He said “I was thirsty and you gave something to drink, I was naked and you clothed me.”

He gave us a spirit of power and not of timidity, so he sent an unbroken line of evangelists to be beautiful messengers. To be Christ wherever He had called them. He did not send a resounding gong, but an incarnate love. To rainforests. To schools. To orphans.

He asked the children to come to him, so he sent someone who would work for long hours running and singing and playing and praying. Whose heart would break for an unloved child. Who would reach out to the kid in the corner. Who would tell his friends in the spring they’d see him again in the fall, and still call those months his best summer yet.

He saw that people needed prayer. Needed a place to stay when they had no where else to go. Needed a joyful dance.

God saw that is was not good for us to be alone. So he made the church.

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