Galatians 6:10 TPT
Sunday morning 10-27-19: My granddaughter Alice and I arrived at The Assembly in West Monroe for the 9am worship service. I got Alice checked in to kids’ city (children’s church) and took my seat in the sanctuary in anticipation of a great time of vibrant corporate worship (PS 150:1-6) of our King! Not long after worship began my phone rang, it was my wife who was in route to church. I left the sanctuary and answered, my wife informed me she had a flat tire on the way to church and was pulled over unable to drive the vehicle. I told her I would check Alice out of Kids City and be right there to change the flat. On my way to the children’s area I met my eternal brother Tim Smith walking in a bit late (or was Yeshuah ordering his steps PS 37:23) for worship. We greeted one another with a hug as we always do. I told him I would not be in worship and why. Tim walked beside me to the doorway of the children’s dept to get Alice while I explained what happened to my wife’s vehicle. Once Alice came out, I began walking toward the exit with Tim in step with me, we got near the exit door and I stopped and apologized to him about having to leave and said I pray you enjoy worship and the message. Tim politely replied, “I’m going where you are going”. “Let’s go change the flat tire!” We traveled to my wife’s location; Tim helped me get the vehicle “road ready” again. My wife apologized to Tim for causing him miss church. Tim’s reply “I didn’t miss church, this IS church”. We went to a local restaurant and enjoyed breakfast and fellowship together. I can truly say of this brother that after more than a decade of being delivered from a life of addiction and walking with him very closely thru the years he is a true man of God on the adventure Yeshuah has called us all to. The Kingdom is truly made up of a unique group of people, selfless, humble, serving others, etc.…. Tim and others, I know and are close to have realized what the true meaning of “Church” is, and more importantly “is not”! It’s liberating to be the church versus relegating it to four walls and a set of duty’s that keep us bound in religious activities impotent and ineffective. Tim Smith walked beside me until the problem at hand was completely resolved. I pray you have true brothers and sisters in your life that will give more than lip service to this faith walk (James 1:22-25).