Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Owner

“My Temple will be a house of prayer.” Luke 19:46

When we purchased our present home it was not new. Previous owners had painted the walls, hung wallpaper and designed window treatments. After moving in we set about to make it ours. We began decorating it to suite our tastes and lifestyle.

A house reflects it’s owner and is an expression of the one who resides there. Likewise, the house of God needs to reflect the character of God and not misrepresent it’s Owner.

I realize the church is the body of Christ and not the building, but is our place of corporate worship a place where God would be welcome and at home? Is it being used for activities and events that would demonstrate His heart? Is the conversation in the foyer, during meetings, and in Sunday School rooms pleasing and honouring to Him?

Christ desired that His Temple be a house of prayer.

Let’s remember who’s the Owner.

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Sheryl said...

Great questions...we've been talking about this at church.


Colleen said...

I agree with you. Our parish first had Masses at a local school for about 5 years. I soon began to notice that we were so used to it being our church, that we automatically got quiet and reverent when we walked through the doors. It was our place of prayer. We were thrilled when we finally built our "real"church for now it looks like what we felt in our hearts all along! God bless!