When the Building Falls

2 Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

I believe wholeheartedly that if my church building crumbled tomorrow, we would meet in a field somewhere. That is because we have become a local community of believers that do not need to rely on a physical structure.

I think the same could be said for many biblical churches that are not focused on the material, but spiritual things.

However, there are some Christians who put too much emphasis on buildings. They need that comfort with their seats, their pastors, and their friends. All has to be in order for them to function.

Church splits often happen because a pastor or certain family leaves and others follow them. We become too attached to people or places, and not the Almighty.

If all Christians were biblical, then we should be able to transcend all of these mundane connections. We should be able to walk into any church building and be a part of our adopted families. We should be able to meet in someone’s living room, a park, a cave, a grocery store, or anywhere else.

We should not be constrained by earthly places, because God has a heavenly place for us.

I pray today that I continue to grow into a Christian who does not rely on the “earthly house,” but the eternal one.

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