The Gift of the Church

The Gift of the Church

The gift of God’s church to the Christian is the family to the orphan, the teacher to the student, the guardrail to the sliding, the hand up to the downcast, the opportunity for the eager, the meal for the hungry, the prayer meeting for the sick, the song for the songless, the shout of triumph for the battle weary, the net for the falling, the warning sign for the wandering, the memory for the forgetful, the friend for the lonely, the challenge for the complacent, the direction for the lost, the partnership for the passionate, the vineyard, the temple, the sheep of the Shepherd, the beloved, the saints, the shining lights in the darkness, the city set on a hill, the holy priesthood, the royal nation, the pillar of truth, the guardian of the gospel, the citizens waiting for the returning King.