Yesterday at church we had a family of 4 visit for the first time. In fact, they came to the morning worship service and then returned last evening for our annual Thanksgiving dinner. It seems they had a good time and even joined in when it was time to clean up after dinner.
Someone asked how it was they decided to visit Village Green. The husband said that they were out walking in their neighborhood a couple of weeks back and they ran into a neighbor who was an “older gentleman.” He didn’t recall his name. But this neighbor said, “you’ve got to try my church!” And they did.
I don’t know how God will lead from here. There are a lot of things that go into someone feeling like this is “the church” for them. For now, I am most encouraged that one of our older saints invited this young family to his church! This neighbor didn’t worry about age differences. This neighbor didn’t worry about being too forward. He was just being a neighbor, saying “I’d love to have you worship with me.”
An invite may seem like a little thing. But it’s a big thing in the hands of God. “…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:58).
I hope to find out sometime who it is that invited these new friends because I’d just like to thank him for being faithful!