As a gospel preacher I have noticed the various names that we give to our Wednesday night assembly. We have called it “Prayer Meeting Night,” “Mid-Week Bible Study,” “Wednesday Night Classes,” etc. By whatever name we choose, it is a very important time for spiritual development. It is a spiritual shot in the arm in the time of the week that it is most needed! The nucleus of the Lord ‘s church meets on Wednesday night.
The Wednesday Night Crowd doesn’t have any more time for church attendance than anyone else. In fact, some of this number are among the busiest folks in town. They are people who make time for the Lord and His people.
The Wednesday Night Crowd doesn’t live closer to the church building. In fact, those who drive the farthest to our building on Sunday are also here on Wednesday night.
The Wednesday Night Crowd doesn’t have fewer children in their family to get ready. In fact, several couples have two or three children. These never miss because they look at their families as blessings from God and not hindrances for service to God.
You know, the Wednesday Night Crowd has the same work responsibilities, the same number of out of town visitors dropping in unexpectedly, the same number of headaches, and just as much children’s homework as other folks. The difference, though, is that the Wednesday Night Crowd feels the need and have made the commitment to be a part of the mid-week assembly every week. They feel blessed for having done so.
If we make our children believe the Wednesday night assembly is not important, wonder what they will teach their children concerning the importance of assembling on Wednesday night or Sunday night or Sunday morning? Let us encourage the spiritual development of our families and not discourage it in any way!
See you Wednesday night!
John A. Boor
via Findlay church of Christ