[Travel time] One of the reasons I decided to make a stop in Paris before heading back to Glasgow, aside from seeing some friends, was to attend the new year gospel concerts (two of them) at the Maison de la Mutualité. The venue welcomed over 1500 guests during each concert – what a way to start the year with a blast.
I went inside Saint-André for a brief moment this afternoon, and the chairs that line up the cathedral reminded me of some words that were said at fellowship last night. They made me think. Is the number of people that attend our fellowship or church that important, an indicator of how “successful” we are? What good is it if we have a room full of attendees, yet their hearts aren’t in Christ? Sometimes we get so caught up with filling up a physical building that we forget where true devotion dwells – within the heart. So we search for bigger, “better” churches, or are satisfied because x people came to fellowship this week. What really matters, the count or the cause?
I had been looking forward to my baptism for a long time and it finally happened today. I was both excited and nervous to testify and proclaim my faith in Christ in front of my guests, especially my family members, who are still non-believers. Yet, praise God, I felt the presence of the Lord with me throughout the entire baptism. May this new life bring glory to the Lord and love to the people around me.