Friday, September 09, 2005

The Lord's Supper, or "Peace: What is it Good For?"

L. and I attended a communion service on Wednesday of this week. It was the first time for both of us observing this Christian tradition at her church. I say tradition with hesitation, for the word brings to mind familiarity or a feeling of "going through the motions" without really putting our hearts into it.

Not so.
It was in keeping with Jesus' instruction from Luke 22:19 that we prayerfully observed this rite.

The pastor also gave a wonderful teaching from Phillipians 4:6-7, in which the apostle Paul gives us a simple admonishment to not be anxious about anything, but to give it all to Christ, whose Peace is but a prayer away. In his delivery, he demonstrated how we become stretched in all directions if we are out of the peace of God. And when we fully yield, when we fully seek Him in our prayers, we will lose that tension and those anxieties.

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