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Letter to the editor

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I submitted this letter to the editor of the News & Observer:

Dear Editor,

In every city, on any given week, the most important thing that happens is the meeting of King Jesus with his people in his house. The heavens stoop to earth for the king to hold court with his people, eat with them, and send them out as his servants for the life of the world.

This Sunday morning, a triathlon barricaded southern Wake County. Some travelers waited over 90 minutes before turning back. We left early, prepared to expect delays, but not this complete standstill.

Local leaders will answer to constituents for matters such as the interruption of family trips to the farmers’ market on a beautiful spring day. But many families were kept from church, and our leaders will answer to Jesus for the interruption of his worship. Jesus does not wish his people to be detained when he calls them together. I pray that our leaders would follow the example of Darius in Ezra rather than Sanballat and Tobiah in Nehemiah; that they would exert themselves to encourage and not obstruct the assembling of God’s people. Our cities will be blessed by God if they do so.

Respectfully yours,

Scott Moonen
304 Kite Dr.

Written by Scott Moonen

June 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm

3 Responses

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  1. I understand the disappointment of not getting to worship at the specific place you wanted to, with people you already know, but is there only one “Lord’s house” in town? I bet you passed several places where the Lord’s people were worshiping on your way back home. I worshiped somewhere else yesterday, and guess what? God’s people where there, and God’s presence was there too. SGC doesn’t have a corner on this.


    June 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

  2. Now, now, I haven’t felt that way (“corner”) for a good 8-10 years.🙂

    Scott Moonen

    June 3, 2013 at 9:08 am

    • Good to hear that🙂 Sorry if I sounded overly critical. I grew up hearing and believing that, and because of that, it probably took me longer to see the light than others. And when I did, it was a rude awakening. So I guess now I’m a little sensitive.


      June 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

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