“I’ll meet you there a little bit after 9AM”, your friend tells you as they hang up the phone and text you the address. You leave your house slightly before 9 and arrive at the address right at 9:10AM. You’ve never been here before. You’re not even sure you could get out of there without GPS. You are not quite sure which door is the main entrance. And the worse part is your friend is nowhere to be seen and not answering your texts. So now you enter a place that is completely unfamiliar, knowing absolutely no one, and having no clue where to go or what to do. How do you feel?
Take that feeling and lock it into your memory like Rapunzel’s wicked step-mother locked her up in the tower. Why you ask. Because that is the feeling so many people have when they walk into a church for the first time every weekend. If people are left to those feelings for long, it is unlikely they will remain at church, let alone return ever again. In my mind, this is an emergency. Thus we need to be willing to “Make Sunday Mornings Uncomfortable“.
We need to make Sunday Mornings uncomfortable for us, not our guests. However, too often we don’t want to be uncomfortable but are ok with others being uncomfortable for our sake. It should not be this way. So if you are heading to church this weekend, I challenge you to be uncomfortable. It may be exactly what someone else needs from you.
Enjoy the article and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!