I can't tell you how many marrieds I know where only one attends church. Their marriages are divided spiritually. I also know many married couples that don't communicate that well. You can see them arguing in their cars right before church. Of course, as soon as they leave their cars they put on their church face and act like nothing is wrong. How do I know this, I am a professional greeter. I watch people everywhere I go. I see their expressions, the worry they carry, the hurts and the pains. You see guys, the Lord did not come for the health, He came for the sick. And, in a round about way, we are all sick at some level. We all need help. Sure, there are a few of us out there that are doing pretty good but for the most part, I have found everyone (singles and marrieds) to be struggling in some area of their lives. This is why we all need a Savior. This is why we all need each other. This is why we our marital status should have nothing to do with what our church values in terms of who they try to reach. The church should want to reach ALL for Christ. For we ALL need a Savior. We ALL need His help. We ALL need to make changes. Mark 2:17
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
When we come along and support each other, pray for each other, and encourage each other, we help the whole body to grow. So that instead of separating us based on what we can give, how we can serve, how "sick" we might be, it matter because we can use it all to build the "whole body" to a place of maturity.
Ephesians 4:1-13 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until WE ALL reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
So are singles a pain in the... yes, sometimes but then again, aren't we all?
Kris Swiatocho, Director
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The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10