Can you see it?
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.’ Elisha said, ‘Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.’ He responded, ‘You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not. (2 Kings 2:9-10)Do you ever have the experience of sitting in a church meeting and feeling the weight of dread decend? People talk about the lack of children in the service, the fact that fewer people are members of the church, the idea that people don't want to volunteer, and the list goes on and on.
I don't think we can see it. I think we are so caught up in the negatives that we can't see a vital, healthy church. Do we have the hope that we can be what God calls us to be?
If we can't see it, we can't have it.