By Cindy Tuttle
From the time I was a baby, my parents blessed me by taking me to church. They taught me to put God first. They read God’s Word to my brother and me and taught us to turn to God and his Word when we needed answers for life’s problems. They taught us to give 10 percent of our earnings to God, trusting that he would supply all our needs.
But most of all they taught us to honor his day, the Lord’s Day. Worshipping in the Lord’s house is how I find strength to make it through the “weak” days. Each Sunday is a new and glorious experience.
It’s a day when we give him honor and praise. It’s a time and place where we can connect with God and others in a way we can’t connect anywhere else.
Worshipping with Gladness
Some of my best memories are of going to church. I loved being with God and his people. When we entered the sanctuary, I felt a calm only he could give. If I had a burden, he was there to tell me it was OK. When I was full of joy, he was there to share it with me. When I was stressed and needed assurance, he was there to hug me. When my heart was broken, he was there to mend it. On Sunday morning our worry would turn into worship and our burdens were replaced with peace.
Serving on the Sabbath
Luke records how Jesus spent the Sabbath. He taught, healed, and helped. The Lord of the Sabbath is still Lord of his day. When we come together in his name, he has promised to be among us. In his presence we love, learn, and find healing for our souls. Life often moves so quickly that we need to stop, step back, and let God renew us. In a world that is broken and coming apart, I need to come together with my heavenly Father and the family of God. How about you?
Cindy Tuttle has served the church and her community in Southeastern Ohio for 25 years. She and her husband, Rob, currently minister with the Lowell Christian Church in Lowell, Ohio. They have two adult children, Kelsie and Ryan.