Q: My husband was transferred to a new city last year, and we’ve been busy and haven’t gotten around to looking for a church. But since he’s probably going to be transferred again in less than a year, why should we bother now? We’d barely get to know anyone. — A.M.
A: If your main purpose in going to church is to get acquainted with people and make new friends, then you might be right; you’d probably not have time to get to know very many people.
But I hope you have another reason to go to church, and that is to get acquainted with God. God loves you, and he wants you to come to know him in a growing and deeply personal way. One way this takes place is through what happens in a church where God’s Word is preached and taught, and people are learning what it means to follow Jesus. The Bible says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Begin by making sure of your personal commitment to Jesus Christ. If you have never asked him to come into your life, I pray you will take that step today. Then ask him to lead you to a church in your area where you can grow spiritually and discover more of God’s will for you and your family.
Even if your remaining time in this community is brief, God can still use it to bring you closer to Christ and others. Don’t waste these months, but ask God to use them to draw you closer to himself. Then ask him to guide you to another church once your husband is transferred. God wants to change your lives, beginning today.
Write “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; or visit www.billygraham.org.