Sunday, October 2, 2011

Who Is Welcome At Your Church?

5 Teenage boys sitting behind me today in church.
They were loud and distracting.
They obviously did not know how to "behave" in a church assembly.
I had to concentrate very hard not to miss what was being said in the sermon.
Others were getting irritated and frustrated with the boys as well.
I could see it on peoples faces.
I stood guard at the end of the pew when the service was over.
I was concerned someone might say something, and the boys might think they did not belong there.
I am thankful I serve in a congregation that did not say anything.
Those young men were RIGHT where they needed to be.
A poignant reminder that the church is for the sick, not a haven for religious gluttons.
Jesus would have loved seeing these guys in an assembly He was preaching at.
Would you?
Did you?

Chasing After Their Hearts,
Glenda Johnson


  1. While reading I was thinking exactly what your final comments isn't for the saved to have a place to go each Sunday, it's for the lost and hurting and "unchurched". I pray these boys come back and hear more about Jesus and make a difference in their world!

  2. Thank you Kathy for your encouraging comment!