I’ve been down because of church attendance lately. It is very easy for me to get that way, even if maybe I’m not suppose too. I found this quote from Ray Ortlund very encouraging for me.
Those of us who are preachers — tomorrow, through the gospel, let’s lavish on our fellow-sinners the endless encouragement that is right now exploding out of the glorious risen Christ. If attendance at your church is down because people are out of town for Christmas travels, that doesn’t diminish your ministry at all. The Lord Jesus Christ is rich with encouragement, he is a big spender, and he is the measure of your ministry.