It was an amazing Easter church service last week. Tons of people showed up. It reminded me of the Christmas service. It reminded me how each year a significant portion of the body of Christ shows up for Christmas and Easter services to enjoy Christian fellowship, and praise and worship the Creator and Savior of the world…Jesus Christ. It also reminded me that the rest of the year these “Christians” will be gone without a trace.
A couple questions are racing through my head.
- Why do they show up at all?
- Why don’t they show up each week the rest of the year
- What other parts of their Christian life have a momentary blip of activity, followed by an overwhelming almost deafening stream of silence
- Can you call yourself a Christian if you don’t participate in the ongoing and communal worship of God?