At one point, however, he got a bit serious and thoughtful. He said that as he sat in class, the thought crossed his mind, "I wonder where these people would be if there wasn't this group, this class? They certainly wouldn't be here." Our meeting today included prayer for a missionary friend who has adopted us and is heading back to the mission field. We had about 15 minutes of prayer for what we were thankful for led by our music team. There was other prayer and sharing for a great time together. We sang the old Keith Green song, "How I love you" to God then to each other then as a prayer. It was cool.
I hadn't really thought about his question, but it is a good one. I wonder where many others like the folks who have become a part of our church family are today because they have no place like Light and Power to go to. They don't have a place where they are celebrated or prayed for, or just told that they are loved. It is a sad thought, particularly when I think of the people who have become so dear to me would have no place to go.
Maybe your church can be the place for folks like my friends to go.