What are you doing? Why do you even go to church services? What’s the point?
Those questions are great questions to ask ourselves. Not in any sense as questions of resignation but questions of invigoration. My answer to those questions are found in the following statements.
I am learning the purpose and point of life as God envisioned it. That is, I have discovered that my place among fellow humans is one of example. I live in such a way as to say, “I am alive to be the image of God among people far from and close to Him.” God saw life as eternal and created it as such, but the eternal became temporary because of death. I have to live beyond death, as if I see the BIG PICTURE, and not be ruled by what I see or feel in the now. That is what I am doing.
Second answer is I attend church to be in an environment that stirs me and offers me opportunity to create friendships that help me develop myself around the image of God. I have to ask, “Do these people care?” “Do these people want the same thing?” “Are these people pursuing God or just using God stuff to cope?”
Finally, the point is making life worth something. I do not want to be the character in the story of Jesus that was given investment capital and was not sure what to do with it so he did nothing. I see I have something to invest – care and love. My bottom line is to be serving humanity as I reveal God’s love and purpose.
So, I go to be.