Patty and I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and I was so impressed with the people who served us. They were either very well trained, naturally friendly, and intelligent, or all of the above. The food was great, but what made our time in the restaurant memorable was how we were treated. We had never been to this particular restaurant before, and I picked it out because it was rated to be the number one restaurant in a 20-mile radius of our house due to all the reviews.
I got to thinking about our church and how important it is for regular attendees to be like our waitresses and waiters to those who visit JBC on weekends. Those who visit are often unfamiliar with church services and what happens and are a bit nervous about the experience. People who are friendly, accepting, and sensitive can make a visitor feel very honored and help make their time with us memorable.
Many who are now visiting our church are looking for answers to life’s problems, security, joy and peace as a result of the very turbulent times we are living in. The worship time and the teaching from the Bible are very important but nothing is as powerful to draw seekers to faith in Christ as people who demonstrate by their love that what is taught from the pulpit is true.
It is hard to get people to break away from their friends and family and spend a little time with strangers, but it is so important that many do if we truly want people who are seeking God to find Him when they visit our church.