I was reflecting and praying this morning while I heard a song from Nickel Back about remembering childhood. I remember playing house and one time specifically in elementary school we played church. This boy and girl who were "going out" wanted to "get married" and I remember that when the kids were picking roles to play I was hurt becasue I was not asked to "officiate" the union. I seemed like the natural pick, after all pretty much everyone in my family was in the ministry.
My thoughts turned to today. I still want to "play" church. I want church to be somewhere I "go"or something I "do." "Someday" I told folks, "I will go into the ministry." Hmmm, I think, the church that Christ set up was "where two or more are gathered." Well then, church isn't what I was thinking it was, you really can't "play" church or "go" into the ministry." Church, Christ's Church, is something we ARE and because we ARE the church we minister to others.
"Be a light set upon a hill" right? Seems I have always been told that because I follow Jesus that others will look more closely at my life, and that has always proved true. How very cool, folks around me get to see the church when they see me at work or with my family or hanging out with my friends. Becasue I AM church and not "playing" church I also have a natural filter. Remember the WWJD days...well how about "would you do that in church?"...but then again can you be IN church?