Last night we had pork schnitzel and mashed potatos for supper. (Special request placed by my oldest.) I happily obliged with the caveat that everybody would help clean up; because it’s a bit of work and makes a few dishes. Being apart of a family is so much more than just dining and dashing, and when we stick around, the rewards are great.
As family we celebrate together, care for one another and we deal with hard things when we need to. It’s not always apple pie and ice-cream, but we’re there for each other no matter what. We know that we’re each other’s people and we’re willing to care for the ones that are ours.
I’ve been thinking about the church lately. Everywhere online people are asking the question “Why can’t the church just meet online?” They haven’t experienced the level of relationship that goes beyond just showing up for a service. They haven’t experienced the church in a way that looks like family. They’re aware the church offers a Sunday service but they aren’t aware that the church is so much more than that. They might not know the love and care that the body of Christ is meant to show each other. They may never have seen others lay down their life for a friend, or sacrifice time, energy or finances for another. There is no way you could experience the depth of family relationship designed for the body of Christ by only consuming content. Faith is so much more, that’s why food and fellowship are such an important part of the Christian life!