The church is something we may often take for granted. Maybe we grew up sleeping on the pews and know every detail of every member’s life. The church may have become so commonplace to us that it is easy to forget that the church was not man’s idea. She is not some social club we somehow qualify to belong to. The church is something far grander than her four walls hint at or the attendance rolls reflect.
God’s church is more than a cruise ship built for sailing to exotic destinations.
God’s church is more than a tiny sailboat designed for calm and sunny days.
God’s church is not just a ship in a bottle meant to be put on display and admired.
God;s church is a mighty ark of safety, whose designer and builder has planned for any storm, for every foe, and to arrive at the destination which He has chosen – guided only by His hand.
…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18