Apparently, people leaving the church is a topic of discussion. I see articles and books discussing the reasons why. I hear it mentioned in talks. I pass a large, boarded up church in a college town when I visit family. That stark visual jarred me into thought.
I don’t know if people are really leaving the church, or why. I can only tell you why I did.
I left the church because it wasn’t real and neither was I.
That was years ago, and I am back in church. I love the church now, as I did then. But during my absence, I got some things figured out, mostly about myself. I did Bible studies alone, at home. I spent a lot of time one-on-one with God, out in nature. I didn’t miss a day of relating to Him. I was real, and God was faithful. I finally faced some truths, and that changed everything.
So there you have it–why I left the church. And I’ll leave you with one last thought:
It’s good to be back.