From: Carolyn Tompkins
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 1:02 PM
Subject: Why go to church?

MessageWhy Go To Church?

A  Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it  made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
"I've gone for 30 years now," he  wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000  sermons.
But  for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm  wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at  all."
This  started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the  delight of the editor.
It  went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for 30  years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life  of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those  meals.
But  I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do  my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be! physically dead  today.
Likewise,  if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"  

When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the  invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for  our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
All  right.... now that you're done reading.... send it on!!! I think everyone should  read this!! "When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could you  get that for me?!!"