What My Absence Did
It made some question the reality of religion.
It made some think I was a pretender.
It made some think that I regarded my spiritual welfare as a matter of small concern.
It weakened the effect of our worship service.
It made it harder for the preacher to deliver his message.
It discouraged the brethren, and thereby, robbed them of a blessing.
It caused others to stay away from church.
It made it harder for me to meet the daily temptations of the devil.
It gave the devil more power over lost souls.
It encouraged the habit of my non-church going.
Forsaking the assembling does much harm to the cause of Christ.
(Reprinted from Truth, Dallas Ave. Church of Christ, Lancaster, Texas.)
Guardian of Truth XL: 10 p. 8