A young college-age guy walked into a photography studio with a framed picture of his girlfriend. He requested that the picture enlarged. This, of course, would involve removing the photo from the frame and setting it in the duplicator for enlargement. In doing so, the studio owner noticed a sweet inscription on the back of the photograph:
“My dearest Tom, I love you with all my heart. I love you more and more each day. I will love you forever and ever. I am yours for all eternity.”
It was signed “Helen,” then his eyes trailed to the bottom of the photo where a PS note was neatly written in the corner .: “If we ever break up, I want this picture back.”
There are close to 100 million Church members in America and yet, why are we not making more of a moral and spiritual impact? Why is it, that on Sunday morning, hundreds of churches have empty pews? Why are so many churches attended by just a few at service on Wednesday and Sunday nights? While I realize that the answers to those questions are very complex and widely varying could it be that we have believed a lie? A lie that says we can be faithful Christians without being committed to Christ? This Sunday we’ll explore that question and seek the Biblical response to the idea of commitment.