Taste & See
As I looked at the word “eat” in the Bible, I was reminded that we also need to spend time literally eating together – break bread – share a meal – even celebrate Communion. It is by breaking bread with believers that we are also sustained throughout life. We are to come together regularly – encouraging one another one – spurring one another on to love and good deeds. That is why Christ built His Church. That is what the early Christians practiced – they went to the Temple, but they also broke bread together in each other’s homes on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of breaking bread together during this pandemic. You may need to share a meal over Zoom or FaceTime. Or, gather at a park, or in a backyard. Social distance – bring your own food perhaps - and if appropriate, wear a mask.
However, consider the fact that Jesus was criticized for eating “with sinners and tax collectors”. Maybe during these days it’s a great opportunity to share a meal and engage in conversation with those who do not know the goodness of God and His salvation - YET. The dinner table is a good place to have some of those spiritual conversations. Most people consider themselves “spiritual” or “religious”, and believe it nor not, are open to those kinds of conversations when it is done in love – what a great way to Love God and Love Others with Drops of Grace.
“The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you.’…For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.”
I Corinthians 11.24 & 26
“To taste the word of God is about digesting the presence of God by savoring the Word of God.”
I thank God for bringing His word through you. Today’s sermon is one I will pray into and declare, Dry bones, LIVE! Breathe on us. Bring life to the Church.
This reminds me of a prayer I found recently: Lord, help me to approach this scripture ready to read it slowly, hungrily, deliberately, attentively and prayerfully, with joy and full expectation that there is a word in the text that is to be believed, obeyed, hugged, cherished and devoured as if my life depended on it. Amen