I love to journal. I am passionate about all kinds of writing and keeping a journal is just one of the ways I do that. Every time I fill up one journal, I go through my collection of journals, and pick my next one based on what season of life I am going through.
This season’s journal was decorated with loaves and fishes. I wanted it to remind me of God’s provision. The reason was, before all the cancellations and quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was supposed to go on a mission trip. It was going to be my first mission trip and I was excited and a little nervous to see how God was going to use me.
Different denominations of Christians have slightly different ideas and different practices, but one thing we have in common is church. Romans 12:5 says “So we are many persons. But in Christ we are one body. And each part of the body belongs to the other parts.” (NIV) Does that mean going to church makes you a Christian?
I was born into a Christian family and grew up going to church. Some of my earliest memories are from church: Sunday school, worship, and then the sermons. The sermons were difficult for me. They were long, they meant a lot of sitting and furthermore I couldn’t understand any of it.