The shoes are knocked off, the burdens from the week are set aside and we relax in the worn-in couches. Coffee and bibles in hand, we recognize the spirit of unity and fellowship. Laughter erupts and stories are told of the week’s happenings. We could go on for hours about the mundane things, but as we start to discuss the reasons why we gather every week as we realize the refreshment that comes with community. I won’t lie- we have had our moments. But what do you expect when you put 12 different people who come from 12 different backgrounds in a room to discuss the most important things: YOU.
I am thankful for the conversation, even the tension- that just means we are being honest. But mostly, these are friendships that were founded on YOU. We get to talk, discuss and pray as one body and one church. The encouragement, support and love that has sprouted is still growing.
They say you know a tree by its fruit? We have a harvest that is evident of the Lord’s movement and power.
And one day… we will have our commune (just kidding….but really.)
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42