Dear Church Goer,

Dear Church Goer,

I am so happy that I saw you in church on Sunday. You were sharply dressed and had your Bible in hand. In fact, the Bible looked very nice, almost new!

I saw you when you stood and sang praises to God. I even saw you pass the offering plate, pitching in a dollar or two.

I was proud when I saw you in the pew, apparently deep in thought, pondering what the Pastor was preaching. What’s better, you corrected your children’s behavior, making them sit quietly so as not to disturb others. It looked like you even provided them a phone, possibly with a Bible app to keep them focused on church.

After church, when I came to talk to you, I couldn’t find you. You had disappeared. I wanted dearly to tell you how proud I was of your Christ-like behavior. But somehow, outside the door, you and your family vanished.

I saw another family that looked like yours, but the children were bickering violently, and the parents were screaming profanities at each other about something that happened that morning.

I hope to see you again next Sunday. But it would be really nice to see you outside of church….

“…merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in His sight.” (Romans 2:13, NLT)

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