Sunday and Monday nights, I got to continue an odd “love” I have.
We were at the Area-Wide Gospel Meeting in Paducah and, as we walked up to the Carson Center (a performing arts building), there were lots of church vans in the parking lot. When I see that many church vans, I read the names of every one I see. I saw vans from Fulton, Kentucky; Dexter, Missouri; Paducah; and many other places.
Whenever we host something at Lebanon Road–and when we used to host things like our youth rally at 9th Avenue–it was my tradition to walk around the parking lot and look at all the congregation’s vans that were parked there.
Why? Because that large number of vans represents something else, and it’s something far greater than just a pile of metal and gears.
It’s so nice to know that congregations still get along and support one another in efforts to teach and preach the Truth of God’s Word.
I see those vans as a symbol of unity! Each one represents a congregation that has decided to spend money for fuel and has taken time out of their congregation’s schedule to attend the effort being put forth. It is a great thing to see all those vans (and cars, too, but they aren’t as fun to look at!).
We need to support one another in any way we can. Just coming to a Gospel Meeting, VBS, youth rally, or other service is a great way to show your support for the time and effort spent planning that particular event. It is a way to build relationships while learning more about God.
What event will you support in the coming days?
“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in unity” (Psalm 133:1).