In communion, we can be reminded in a very human way that because of what Jesus did on the cross, God is as close to us as the bread and the wine in clear view. God is present to you, closer to you than the air you breathe, closer to you than the very heart in your chest.
People are moving all around me. People sitting, standing, walking, or kneeling. Children grab at their parents. Sometimes they cry or giggle, contributing in their own way to this constant flow. Music fills the room; singing becomes inseparable from prayer. The service has formed into a dance of coming and going, prayer and praise, sound […]
Some while ago the small Anglican church I attend moved out of its building and into a space primarily used by a local Seventh Day Adventist congregation. At first this troubled me. Why couldn’t my church afford its old space? Why would God move us from a comfortable building He had provided in the first […]