Classic re-post from 2010
What memories will your children cherish when they are a long way from home one day? I like to think my children will cherish the memory of my joy in the public worship of my Savoir, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I want them to remember the Lord’s Day as a special day set-apart for the honor of the Lord Jesus.
I want them to remember the Lord’s Day as a day different than any other day of the week. I want them to feel a great emptiness if their week does not include the assembly of the saints.
I want them to remember hundreds of songs and thousands of messages from God’s word that will come back to them when things are dark or hard, or when their spirits soar up in celebration of some great good.
I want them to have the memory of the kindness of the people of God toward them. I want them to know that God’s people are the greatest people on earth, the most loving, the most understanding, the most patient people they know.
I don’t ever want them to doubt that Jesus was my greatest joy and that I was loyally devoted to his church. I love Christ’s Church and I want them to love her, too.
The Pastor’s Study
Evangel Baptist Church—Taylor, Michigan
March 26, 2010