Oh Church, where art thou?

“The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.”
~ Ephesians 1:23 (The Message)


God longs to fill every nook and cranny  of this earth with His presence. Every home in every neighborhood. Every classroom in every school. Every office in every building. Every store in every city.


And the way that God intends to accomplish such an enormous task is by sending you and me out into our little part of the world to take His presence with us wherever we go.

Suppose someone asks you about the location of the church you’re a part of; how would you reply?

Would you simply give them a street address or would you tell them that it depends on the day and time.

On Monday morning the church is:

  • Teaching in a classroom…
  • Driving a supply truck…
  • Answering phones in an office…
  • Nurturing children in the home…
  • Carrying books to class…
  • Tending to the needs of patients…
  • Drawing up house plans…
  • Filling a prescription…

Wherever it is that you and I are going today; whatever it is that we are doing; God wants us to be His presence – His hands and feet of grace and truth and love to those we encounter along the way.

Will we be the church today?


© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.



Filed under Christianity, Church, Divine presence, God, influence with the world, Religion and Spirituality

4 responses to “Oh Church, where art thou?

  1. Great message! Thank you brother.

  2. Great reminder, Rick!
    BTW: I really liked your comments on Spiritual Drift blog regarding hating sin.

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