When Church Is Like a Party

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The worship team was playing a somewhat confusing worship song, families were dancing in front of the stage with a swirling disco ball, someone let loose a bunch of balloons, and then I totally lost it.

This was not typical for me.

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As the balloons drifted down, I caught a glimpse of the Kingdom of God coming to earth, and it wasn’t a mighty king riding high on his horse crushing his enemies. It looked like a group of people throwing a great party that celebrates the love of God.

Still… Why the tears?

Perhaps it was because I witnessed a moment of beauty in our flawed world.

Perhaps I was mourning all of the times church felt like the exact opposite of a party.

Then again, I had my own hard heart to bring before God.

I thought that I needed to go to church that day, but I really just needed a party.

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