What is church like?
Is it a jacuzzi?
Cosy? Relaxing? A chance for you and your nearest and dearest to recharge the batteries?
Or is it...
Scary? Exciting? Expansive? Never safe?
Or is it... and here's my new word for the week...
Here we see the blessings of our close fellowship in Christ flowing out and blessing the whole world.
9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Peter 2:9-12)
This is what church is like - a jacuzzerfall. (Now go and use the word this week)
Afterthought: Of course God also is a jacuzzerfall, but that's a whole other post...