Wanna go to the evening church service I was asked
My first response was no, as I had planned to do something else
And besides, for decades, I spent nearly every Sunday in church all day
My whole life revolved around the church
And what about the things I missed because I was in church?
So, at that moment I thought I had spent enough time in church
I gave the church my life. Or did I?

And then I thought, what has the church done for me?
Well, let’s see
The church taught me to love and forgive
It taught me to have empathy for people
And to do good works to alleviate human suffering
With the church I visited the sick, those in prison
Visited other members for fellowship and fun
With responsibility of helping with church meals,
I learned to chop, cut, mix, and make food from scratch
And I learned to travel. My very first airplane flight was church based
Then I went with the church across the country

So, it’s not that I gave the church my life
The church gave me a life
I should never be too busy to go to the church
I should love the church like Christ loved the church.

Scripture References
Ephesians 5:25
Psalm 122:1