So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
Last year I met an old friend who shared some churchy perceptions with me. He was still a young man when his trend of going to church was halted. ‘Rogy’ was your typical church going boy and a guitarist who diligently offered his services to the praise and worship department. But he had a problem. ‘Rogy’ smoked cigarettes. He didn’t mention that he was trying to quit, but in my opinion, it’s possible that he could have, had he been shown some love and embraced by true love. Sadly, what happened is, he was judged by church members who learnt about his smoking and condemned like an outsider. So he stopped going to church.
That is the part of his story which he shared, but from catching up with this dear friend, I have also observed that while he is an elderly adult, his life hasn’t been seamless, for he has a broken family and hasn’t seen peace for the longest time. So here is the thing, Rogy still believes in God, but the only problem is that he doesn’t quite believe in the church, whereby the church, to him, translates to Christians. Now you tell me that this is not a formidable problem the church owns!
Rogy’s story inspired me to