I immediately confronted the leaders and demanded, “Why has the Temple of God been neglected?” Then I called all the Levites back again and restored them to their proper duties. (Nehemiah 13:11, NLT)
A Sunday School teacher challenged her children to take some time on Sunday afternoon to write a letter to God. They were to bring their letter back the following Sunday.
One little boy wrote, "Dear God, We had a good time at church today. Wish you could have been there."
It isn’t really funny. In fact it is a sad fact that some churches operate in such a routine manner that there is no God and no Holy Spirit. There is no spiritual life and no sense of the presence and power of God at work. They have become simply social clubs where people can meet but there is no motivation to serve and worship God. The Almighty God is completely absent.
From DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. Available from amazon.com