When a person wants to be with the saints, he will find a way. When the right priority is in place, a disciple makes his opportunity to meet with the church.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so as not to spend time in the province of Asia, for he was hurrying to arrive in Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost. From Miletus he sent a message to Ephesus, telling the elders of the church to come to him.
Acts 20.16-17 NET
If you can’t go to the mountain, says the old saw, make the mountain come to you. Seems there’s something biblical about moving mountains, too. When you want something bad enough, you make it happen. Paul did.
Earlier, Paul had delayed seven days in Troas to meet with the church, even though he was in a hurry (verses 6-7).
We are not apostles who can expect others to bend to our schedules, but the point is still valid that, when we really, really want to, we’ll get with God’s people, and often.
Father of the spiritual family, give me a greater desire to be in the midst of your people.
Hold this thought: No place I’d rather be / Than with God’s family.