I had a vivid dream last night. I stood on the platform in our worship area, encouraging people to greet one another. I modeled what is involved by stepping to my right to speak to a man I had never seen before.
I said, “Hello, I’m Scott Sharman and I’m glad you are here!” He responded with, “I’m Yorkshire, like the pudding, Olson and I’m from Norway.”
I have no idea what significance, if any, this dream had. I love Yorkshire pudding. My mother made it on special occasions. My mother’s father immigrated to America from Norway. I recently officiated both a funeral and a wedding for a family with the last name of Olson.
What I do know is we need to purposefully connect with others within our church family. Our experience in church is not limited to attending a worship service or participating in a Bible study. We are a family. Family shares life together.
Take advantage of various opportunities to connect with others. Spend a few minutes before and after worship services speaking to others. Ask questions and listen to the answers. Pray over the burdens and concerns people share. Be sure to ask in following weeks how God worked in the particular issue shared.