“Toys you can’t play with and food you cannot eat…this is a room of lies.” I heard that line in an ad the other night. I said to Tina, “Some people in our country today make similar remarks of the church.”
I love my church! Ever say that? I brag about this church all the time. I love saying “Come to Crosspoint!” For going on eight years I have been privileged to be your pastor, but that isn’t why I love this church. This is my family’s church home. We don’t love it because we have to or because we are the pastor and family, this IS our church home. This IS our church family. Lauren and Dayton are growing away, but they love coming home to their church. Lauren shared with us recently how she so loves our Crosspoint family. We do so love you!
I think it has much to do with the realness factor. You have said it before. Crosspoint is real. We are who we are. We share our struggles. We share our lack of real as well. We are just the opposite of the ad Tina and I viewed. It was a Kraft Mac-N-Cheese commercial depicting a father showing off his room of Star Wars memorabilia. Being told to put a Star Wars Mac-N-Cheese box back on the shelf, the son remarked, “Toys you can’t play with and food you cannot eat…this is a room of lies.” I chuckled to Tina, “Wow! What a disappointment that would be!”
I never want to be a church where people visit and go away sensing anything near that boy’s experience. Never should the church become a museum or showcase of something that used to be but no longer is. Never would I want us to be all package and no substance. How about you? Do you love your church? Has Crosspoint become your church home/your church family?