Brother un-known said to me, “I spoke with our well-known ‘Brother Discourager’ about his lack of attendance. It was almost like explaining why fire trucks are red.
Fire trucks have four wheels and eight men, so four plus eight equal twelve. There are twelve inches in a foot. A foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth is a ruler and Queen Elizabeth is the largest ship in the seven seas. Seas have fish. Fish have fins. The Finns fought the Russians. The Russians are red. Fire trucks are always ‘rushin’ therefore; fire trucks are red. Now do you understand?
If you think that is wild listen as he and others explain their lack of turnout to Bible Study and worship.
One said that Sunday comes at the end of a hard week when all are tired and worn-out. Also it comes just after Saturday night and that is the night we feel we should enjoy ourselves and take in a movie or ballgame. It is after midnight when we get to sleep. I mean no disrespect; but it seems to me the Lord picked the wrong day for worship.
One sister said Sunday is about the only day her husband has to catch up on jobs around the house. She also feels that he should have one day a week to sleep, fish, golf or visit the folks.
Another explains that they visit out of town and have to drive back on Sunday so they can get back to work on Monday. That causes them to miss some Sundays. They just know that the Lord understands.
One family meant to go to worship Last Sunday but had company; the Sunday before that they meant to go but it was raining.
All agreed that they had to do better and get back to worship; or else people would think they had quit; you know how people are to talk. They say they love God and the church; they have been faithful for years; they expect to die being faithful; and go to heaven.” Does any of this sound familiar?
I think this is a tragedy. Jesus said, “The love of many will wax cold. But he that endures unto the end; the same will be saved.” (Matt. 24:12-13)
“So my dear brothers; stand strong. Do not let anything change you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord. You know that your work in the Lord is never wasted.” (1 Cor. 15:58)