From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
QUESTION: I've tried to get interested in church, because some friends say it'll be good for me, but frankly I find it kind of dull. Right now, I don't see any reason to keep going. -- Z.W.
ANSWER: Have you ever asked your friends why they think it would be good for you to go to church? I don't know how they'd answer, of course -- but I suspect they sense there is something about your life that could be helped by what church has to offer.
What is this "something"?
I suspect they sense there is an empty place in your life -- a place that only God can fill. You see, God made us so we could have a personal relationship with Him, and could experience His help and His presence with us every day. But when we ignore Him or shut Him out of our lives, we have an empty place in our souls -- an empty place only He can fill.
Perhaps you aren't even aware this empty place exists in your heart, although all your life you've been searching for a way to fill it. But only God can fill it -- and He will as you turn to Him, because He loves you and wants you to know Him. And you can know Him, because He came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ to erase the barrier between us -- a barrier caused by our sin. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10).
By a simple prayer of faith tell God you know you need Him, and then ask Jesus to come into your life. Then ask Him to guide you to a church where you can learn more about Christ and grow stronger in your faith.
GOD BLESS YOU.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
(c)2018 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.