March 16, 2011 | In: From Dave
The Good Old Days
We often hear people reflect fondly on previous times and say “those were the good old days”. What we’ve been experiencing at Maadi Community Church has caused me to think about “the good old days” of church history. When I (Dave) look at the description of the early church in Acts Chapter 2, I have often marveled at what those days must have been like. Just consider a bit of what is mentioned in Acts 2:
- They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread & prayer
- Everyone was filled with awe
- All believers were together and had everything in common
- They sold their property and possessions and gave to anyone who had a need
- They continued to meet together daily
- They were praising God and enjoyed the favor of all men
Post revolution days at MCC have given me just a little glimpse of what the “good old days” might have been like. It has been a privilege for me to watch the family of MCC come together during this time: People have been gathering to pray many times each week. Many have shared their homes with each other to make sure that everyone is safe. Our weekend worship has been filled with energy and excitement. We’ve joined in worship with the Africa Live community and have had a wonderful sense of “togetherness” (is that a word?). We’ve provided hundreds upon hundreds of meals for people inside and outside the MCC family. Our attendance has been less than half of what it was previously yet God’s people have continued to give sacrificially to meet the ministry needs at MCC. Many have tirelessly given their time, energy, and resources to be the hands and feet of Christ to those throughout this country that are hurting.
Thank you to the family of Maadi Community Church for giving me a picture of The Good Old Days. The last phrase of vs 47 in Acts 2 says “and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved”. May it be so at MCC and may we all continue to serve our Lord & Savior in a way that brings great honor and glory to His name!