Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
How easy it is to consider skipping a church service on a wet day... but, if so, no doubt we should take account of the following...
1. Sunday is God's special day, He blessed it and expects us to treat it differently from the other days of the week, allowing no special concessions in the 4th commandment for inclement weather.
2. Although the Lord is omnipresent He promises to meet with His people in a special way when they come together in His name.
3. I'm sure that the Lord sees special significance in the local church coming together, especially when they've made extra effort to get there.
4. The Lord may want me to be there to offer a warm welcome to a stranger or a listening ear to someone in particular need.
5. This might be the very Sunday when the Lord wants to speak to me directly, in which case, surely I would want to be there.
6. If I were the preacher and had spent considerable time and effort preparing my sermon, how would I feel if members of the congregation decided not to be there, simply due to wet weather?
7. There would be more likelihood of my being of special use to the Lord on a wet Sunday when the congregation might be fewer in number.
8. Wet weather is unlikely to prevent my going out to meet a 'romantic attachment' and therefore if I profess to love the Lord Jesus Christ why should I allow something as trivial as wet weather to prevent my going to meet with Him and His people.
9. Absence from church services, especially when the only reason is wet weather, may well be the early sign of spiritual drift and decline.
10. None of us knows just how many Sundays we'll have, especially as we grow older, and we might live to regret such absences if and when age and/or infirmity makes church attendance impossible.
Freedom to attend church services is a privilege... let's not take it for granted!