Five years ago we moved to this new neighborhood. I did not know anyone and I was lonely. In December 2009 we found a church. People we not friendly. They had been hurt and were holding on to theirs. No one wanted to reach out to new people. I did not want to stay. Other people came and then left the church. I knew God wanted us there, but I did not know why.
This evening we went to one of the members house for a baptism service in the lake. We had a corn on the cob feast with salads and dessert. Some of us went for a swim too.
Four years ago when I first went to this gathering hardly any one talked to me and I felt they were clustering into their clicks. Only a few people went swimming. We didn't have young families with kids either.
Today was a different story. I know many people and we are now more like a family. I socialized with many people and felt comfortable.
Of course this did not happen over night. God has been healing this church and they are listening.
I am thankful I stayed with this church and this church is not hard hearted, but flexible.
Those who are flexible shall not be broken.