I took a walk down memory lane today and visited my childhood church home. As I stood there looking at how time has taken its toll on the building, I was reminded, however, that the prayers and worship that took place in that precious little one room will forever be settled in Heaven. I remember the saints of God singing, shouting and praising God, and that very altar is where I gave my heart and soul to Him! Our precious Mother stood behind that sacred pulpit and preached for years, and Daddy prayed at the end of that altar. As I knelt today at that altar covered with dust, tears came as I thanked my Savior for saving my soul, and even though that was 37 years ago, it all seemed so real today! Dear friend, do you remember the place where you surrendered to Christ? I urge you to take a moment today and thank Him for saving you and calling you to be one of His own.
One thing I believe the Lord longs for us to do is commune with him in prayer. In today’s society, the altar is becoming less used and less popular, and some churches have removed it completely. I remember giving my life to Christ at an altar such as this one, and I have seen many tears shed as people poured out their hearts to Him in close communion. At a recent service, my brother and I discussed that this is a sight seldom seen anymore. May we as Christians get back to a time of closeness with our Savior. I long for the days of when we leave our worries, fears, failures and problems on the altar such as this precious soul did!