I’m not a fan of on-line church. For the past few weeks I’ve “attended” an on-line church service. I sat at the kitchen table and had a cup of coffee, too. Many churches now have their own coffee shops and its even okay to bring your cup into the sanctuary. This seemed to start around the same time it became ok to wear your jeans and tennis shoes to Sunday service. I have to admit while sitting at the kitchen table last Sunday I wasn’t wearing my Sunday best (although jeans with holes in the knees seem pretty pricey nowadays, I came by mine the regular way, working outside in the garden).
The service opened with praise music and it really did sound pretty good with ear buds though probably better in person. Then the pastor came up and made a few announcements, mostly about events being cancelled or put off till later in the year.
As this was Palm Sunday, they let us know ahead of time that we would be taking Communion. So, I was set when it came time. We already had some Welch’s grape juice in the fridge so I poured some in a short glass and I found the Goldfish Crackers and had a nice plain one standing by.
Now it looks like at least for a while we’re going to have to take Communion online. I always loved taking Communion as a child but maybe not for the right reasons. Depending on your beliefs, taking Communion may demonstrate a person’s Faith or may even be a channel for God’s Grace to us.
The Eucharist, Holy Communion. The Body and the Blood. The amount of Love Jesus had for us. Do this in memory of Me. The bread is My body, the wine (juice) is the new covenant in My blood.
Holy Communion is very personal, between you and Jesus, and you don’t really need a church and pews full of people all around. Jesus loves you and He proved it with His Life.
As long as we have this pandemic in our lives it looks like for most of us we will be having church at home on our laptops, tablets and Kindles, but the truth is, you don’t need any of those things to have God in your life. A few quiet minutes alone with a Bible or in prayer will make all the difference in your life.
I would encourage you to continue with communion during this time of quarantine and "Do this in remembrance of" Him. Let's keep our eyes on "the author and finisher of our faith"
Thoughts from our station manager in Colorado Springs
Thank you Dan
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