Last week, Julie, Tabs and I were driving from from the airport in sunny Florida to the condo where we would be spending a week in Fort Lauderdale. During our drive we passed a mental health clinic with a neon sign over the door. As we drove past I said to Julie, “Did that sign really say that?” She started to laugh and replied, “At least they’re honest!” The neon sign flashed: “We’re all here because we’re not all there.”

I started to think about the church and my life personally. I’m part of the church–we’re all part of the church–because we need Jesus and we need each other. It is not hypocritical to admit that we’re all a mess. That without Jesus and without each other we would have no hope. We’re all here because we’re not all there. Thank God that He provides a plan and a place–a people, for healing and restoration.