The date was September 16, 2001. You see, it wasn’t just his church that was packed. Every church in America was bulging at the seams. America had just been attacked a few days earlier.
People no longer looked at themselves as young or old, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. No, they looked at themselves as Americans. They were also looking for God and thought they could find him at church. This caused a huge problem as many Americans could not find a seat in church.
When John discovered his church wasn’t crowded because of him it did deflate his ego. But he soon realized the reason for it was much bigger and better than him.
Now, twenty years later, when John gets up to preach his sermon and looks across the sanctuary, he realizes we no longer have that problem.