I have found over 40 years of worship that people often hold onto the places where they first met the Lord as sacred. They often hold onto the past in a way that is detrimental to the work of the Lord. Yet I certainly understand where they are coming from.
Mimosa Lane Baptist Church holds a special place in my heart. I often drive by it and look to it, praying it is going well and remembering all the life changing events that happened there. I love to talk to people who used to be there and ask how it is going. Forever it will hold a special place in my spiritual life.
Then there is Liberty Baptist Church where Kim grew up. Even though I never attended one service there I think too of it often. How it shaped Kim and now our children and grandchildren. Even though it is gone now when I get near it or drive by it, it certainly crosses my mind in a special way.
There is Glorietta New Mexico where I confirmed my call unto the Lord. I remember the preacher, Paul Powel from Tyler, I remember the alter and I remember the tears shed there. Though it has been over 34 years now I will never forget it.
God gives us special places for special events. There is nothing wrong with holding them in our hearts. Yet I see where Dr. Denison is going hhere. Where I am at now, in my home and where I worship now, Lawson Road Baptist Church are special and the fact that I can worship there now, makes it special. I am grateful God allows me to worship him not in one place but in many.