I am almost at a loss for words. It was a bitter sweet day for us at North York UBF, We knew 269 Kingslake Road as our church and gathering place for worship for nearly 12 years. It was not just church; it was like a home. God has called our ministry to serve elsewhere, but I couldn’t help feel a sense of loss. I grew attached to this small little home on Kingslake Road.
Our members now twelve years older, gathered one last time to help move to our new church building in Scarborough. As we sat down on the floor sharing our last meal together in an empty house laughing and reminiscing about the old days and how God has led our church up until this point, I suddenly recalled what St. Paul said about what a church really is.
“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” – Ephesians 1:22-23 NIV
God’s church is not restricted by walls. The church is not a building or a denomination. According to the Bible, the church is the body of Christ—all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.
Who knows what God has planned for us in our new place of worship. But one thing is for sure, God’s church is the the body of believers! “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20 NIV.
All Glory to God and his church.
Reflection by Paul