Home Again

April and I just got home after being away for a little over three weeks . . . Part of it vacation and part of it business.  But, the overwhelming feeling for both of us yesterday as we were in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in our church is that we were "home again".
Being actively involved in our local church body, one that we belong to, and it belongs to us, is integral to the Christian life:
Hebrews 10:24-25   And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,   not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Are we "considering" on another?
Are we "stirring up" one another?
Are we "exhorting" one another?
Sure many of us "attend"church and therefore feel that we have fulfilled this passage.  But, if we are not in love with and involved with our church.  Then we are not truly "home again".  Being "at home" is much more than being in a specific residence.  It is belonging and being a participant with a family.
My encouragement would be that we not only "go to church", but serve as an integral part of our local church.  May the Lord bless His church as we serve Him and become more and more like-minded.

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