Jesus often met there with his disciples.

Jesus often met there with his disciples.

I love my West Metro family. It has been said before, but I will say it again: the people at West Metro are among the best people in the world. Are we perfect? Certainly not. Yet there is a sense of camaraderie and of family amongst our people that is rare, at least in my experience. As Paul commended the church at Thessalonica for their brotherly love and concern for one another, I believe that West Metro might be similarly commended. At the same time, we are encouraged—also like the Thessalonians—to do so “more and more.” It is good for us to be together, and for us to actively care for one another.

As much as I love my West Metro family, however, there is no one I would rather spend my time with than my wife and my boys (and I know that I am not alone in this). In so many ways, they are at the center of my universe. With them I feel safe and warm and whole. The time we spend together with one another is of infinite value. Thus it is that one of my deepest cravings—and, again, I know I am not alone in this—is time spent with them.

I believe that the gospels make it clear that Jesus and his disciples craved time with one another. It was of eternal value for those twelve men, and it was a great necessity and desire for Jesus himself.

It is so good to spend time together with people of like faith and like mind. That is what we are involved in right now in this place. It is a blessing from God that we get to be together, side by side in the presence of the Almighty!


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