Yesterday at church I was filled with joy as I experienced the embrace of community. There were warm hugs. There was sharing and caring. There was the joy of group worship and of quiet time. I was with people I care about and who care about me. It was enriching, and I appreciated it maybe more than usual because I've been ill and unable to go out for several weeks (except for hospital and doctor visits).
My mind went back to the first century and how the loving community of followers of The Way made an immense difference in their lives too. Community has been a distinguishing characteristic from the beginning.
In this busy, sometimes frantic world of today, community is incredibly important. In the world of impersonal social media a person needs deep personal sharing and caring. Church offers community in unique and wonderful ways. I appreciate being a part of our ⛪ church. Thank You,God, for leading us there.