My wife and I recently saw “Hamilton” at the Fox Theater. The historical musical entertained and enthralled the audience. The pastor-in-me noticed some intriguing attributes about the “congregation.” They:
- Paid large sums for premium tickets.
- Saved the date and prioritized their attendance.
- Arrived an hour before the play started.
- Parked blocks away and walked to the entrance.
- Waited in long lines to enter the building.
- Took their seats before the opening number.
- Wore masks inside the building without complaint.
- Remained silent and attentive throughout the performance.
- Sat in uncomfortable seats for over three hours.
- Envied those who sat closest to the stage.
- Took selfies to share on social media.
- Bought merch to proudly advertise their presence.
- Talked to family and friends about the experience.
May all of God’s people gather for worship this Sunday “in the room where it happens!”