Have you noticed that many people at church services come in, sit down, get up and leave? They never really communicate with anyone or make an effort to try to get to know anyone else. First thought would be that they really don’t want to stand around and fellowship with others and are ready to leave. What if that was not the case at all? What if that person who left worship quickly, left because no one talks to them? What if they left because they like the preaching but don’t feel connected with the members of the congregation because no one makes an effort to get to know them? It may not be their fault, it could be all of ours…
How well do you know your church family? We can get so wrapped up in our closest friends that we forget that there are hundreds of more people in the building that share the same love for Christ that we do. There are dozens more people who potentially have the same hobbies and like the same things that we do. It is unfortunate but a lot of relationships within the church building die after a family has placed membership.
As Christians, we need to be more loving to everyone in the congregation. We need to get to know people that we haven’t so we can understand their needs. If you don’t get to know them, you will never know if they are needing help or how to help them if they do. If we see someone leaving services quickly, make it a point to stop them and engage them in conversation. Invite them to go with you to bible class, invite them out to eat lunch, and always encourage them to come back to the next worship services.
Let’s take a look at ourselves and how we may be portrayed to others, adjust how we are, and approach others with love. It may be someone that you have seen a lot and just never have talked to; make it a point to talk with this the next opportunity you have. The church family will grow closer if everyone gets to know everyone else in the family.
God is Good..