15 March - The Gift of Christian Community


Hebrews 10:19-25 (Morning Prayer)

One of the greatest gift of life must be community. I became a Christian at 13. Up till that point, participation in meetings and gatherings outside of the home were periodic and normally associated with club or society activities. 

After I came to the Lord, meetings became a regular affair. It can be almost a daily experience in school or church. My Sundays were changed forever. 

As I look back, I thank God for the richness of the Christian community. I have experienced so much. I have learned so much. I have found so much encouragement. Growth in certain areas would not have been possible without community. 

For countless times, I have encountered the Lord in His people. I am grateful for those who have spoken into my lives.  Some can be very hard to get along with. And yet through them, I became aware of my own limits.

I also learn to form deep friendships with brothers and sisters from other races, something which would be more difficult outside of the context of church. 

Since 1986, the Christian community became my place of work. My participation in Christian meetings increased exponentially. 

I have no regrets. The Christian community is an amazing gift. Singapore, we have freedom to gather for worship. Don't take that for granted. 

Take every chance to be with God's people. Love His Church, love His people. 

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