I’m pretty sure that as eternal dwelling places go, if one of the two choices is being in your church services for all eternity that option isn’t heaven.
To the uninitiated this may seem like a mundane scene but to the trained eye there are so many details that spring out.
The old church school bus pulling in… (It’s only half full has someone been slacking?)
The pastor’s parking spot reserved… (“He’s busier than you, ma’am. Sorry about you being pregnant but you’ll need to walk in from the parking lot across the way.”)
His wife gets a spot too but her car isn’t a nice sedan but a 15 passenger van… (Joanne, Jebediah, Joshua, and where is Josiah!?? Your father headed over to the church 20 minutes ago and you know we can’t be late. Where is your tie, Jephthah? And do you all have your Bibles???”)
Perhaps I’m far from the mark. Perhaps not.