Multitud I by Miguel Alfaro. Alfaro (b. 1948) is a Cuban born artist residing in Miami, Florida. He started to paint as a child and has been recognized as one of the best landscapers of Cuba since 1971. He has been recognized with numerous awards since.
Where two or more are gathered in my name, I'll be there with them. ~Matthew 18:20
6 Ways to Sunday: Presence By Wiley Jones
Jesus knew the importance of believers getting together. He said, "Where two or more are gathered in my name, I'll be there with them" (Matthew 18:20).
Our presence at church activities affords us the opportunity to gather with other believers and know that Jesus is there with us as promised.
With our presence we learn how to live as Christian believers as we participate in gatherings that explore God's word - the Bible.
With our presence we sing hymns that remind us of God's love for us. We hear prayers that remind us of our duty to think of and care for others - those less fortunate, as well as our fellow Christian believers who also need our support.
Our presence shows that believers support one another and that we care.
Our presence shows that we support our church and our pastors, and that we want to grow in our faith.
Our presence helps strengthen our faith and is encouraging to others also.
We can strengthen our faith - and help others strengthen theirs by our presence at church regularly.