Must be present to win
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
By Kaye Singleton
June, 2016 we went on a cruise to Alaska. It was simply fabulous. If you’ve ever been on a cruise you know they take lots of pictures of you and your party from beginning to end. One evening they announced a drawing for “free” pictures. We signed up.
The requirement was you must be present to win. So we showed up at the designated time. The drawing place was packed with folks desiring to win the picture packet.
Reading this scripture brought back this memory. Being present at church is very important if you want to win. There are so many losing out by not attending church services. Church attendance will keep you encouraged to go on when your world is falling apart because Jesus is present and He is taking the roll.
If you miss too many days of school you flunk. If you don’t show up for work, you’re fired. How in the world can you expect to make Heaven your final resting place by not being present at church? Faithfulness is a requirement for Heaven.
I want to hear Him say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant!” That is my ultimate goal. When the roll is called up yonder I want to be present. I want to be a winner!