“So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace” – Romans 11:5(NIV)
Anyone who has travelled through Europe will notice how church attendance is at all-time low, with some buildings standing as mere monuments. This though contrasts with many churches thriving here in Africa often filled to capacity.
In their day and time these cathedrals would be filled with worshipers but now have since become corner joints for occasional tourists to trek through to observe their beautiful architecture. The congregations have all but dwindled down to a handful.
Few as they may be we should not lose the fact that actually Jesus predicted such a time as this- when men and women will abandon faith and start chasing myths. The comfort though is that actually these churches are not completely empty- everywhere there are a few remnant- who are holding the fort. Few as they may be!
So, how about you and I! Are we going to be part of the herd that has fled the church? Or, are we going to be part of the remnant who hold the fort, till the Son of Man returns!
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray that with your Holy Spirit I remain steadfast and true to your church!