Ephesians 5:25b-27–Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (NIV)
Our church presents a musical evening entitled Cadenza. At first, some of us confused it with a credenza, an armoire type of furniture! When we learned that cadenza is a musical term for a little something special, we knew we were in for a treat. The only similarity to furniture was the polish. Cadenza proved to be an exceptional musical feast. The musicians and singers presented Christ in song, using everything from sign language to violin, rock and country. It was professional, exciting and entertaining. Our church Cadenza producers and performers did not disappoint.
Even those attendees, who didn’t regularly attend church, loved it. Afterwards they said, “All those people are from your church? It sounds like a great place! Don’t forget to invite us next year! We want to go again!”
Sometimes God’s church is not all it could be, but when we get it right, the world wants what we have, and what we have is Jesus.
Prayer: God, you created us with talents and gifts meant for your honor. Help us get it right, not just in the spectacular events of church life, but also in the board meetings, the kitchens, the Sunday Schools. Amen.