They say our internet and social media have given us the world at our fingertips with endless possibilities, but in reality all it has done is isolate us from one another. People sit alone for hours on end in front of a computer screen looking for a like on their page from cyber friends that are just that. They look to fill an emptiness that only communion with one another will do. GOD created us to glorify HIM and to experience with one another communion that satisfies the soul.
Recently a survey was done asking people how many close friends they had. The majority of the people answered: O! That is heartbreaking! So if you think about it, in all of our hours online and texting with one another we are communicating just on the surface. Not many are experiencing that depth of communion that occurs when spending valuable time with one another……..you know, face to face time!
It seems like PSALM 107:4-5 describes our current condition:
“Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.”
The best and most fulfilling communion is with our LORD when we are one with one another and glorifying HIM.
OUR GOD CREATED US FOR COMMUNION.
Communion takes place each Sunday at Churches where the bread and cup are shared. It is an intimate time and symbol that remembers CHRIST’S death on the Cross for our sins. It is a common communion shared time, a holy ground experience shared by the Body of Christ.
PSALM 107: 9 “FOR HE SATISFIES THE LONGING SOUL, AND THE HUNGRY SOUL HE FILLS WITH GOOD THINGS.”
The Body of Christ is unified in communion with one another because of one singular message: the message of the Cross. We come together, like minded, in humble submission before the Cross to give JESUS thanks and to ask for forgiveness of our sins and the grace that we need to live each day.
Due to communion with one another we become:
like minded…….with one heart…….and one message: the CROSS.
The LORD knows we crave connection with one another and HE knows we need one another in this world…….no man is an island. Our communion shouldn’t end with Church services, it should continue out in each of our own spheres of influence. Scripture says:
PSALM 50:12 “……FOR THE WORLD AND IT’S FULLNESS ARE MINE.”
Our hearts should be broken for the ones alone……..all of us need to continually gather together. Let us intentionally gather with one another not just on Sundays, but during the week as well.
This very day and week, make a point of starting a gathering of people you know. Invite friends and neighbors. Sit across from one another over coffee…….don’t just talk about getting together…….do it. Doesn’t matter who invites who. Tell each other your stories and share your love of CHRIST to a broken and hurting world. Be HIS light……be HIS hands and feet today.
Let’s stop texting and let’s start gathering! Communion with each other! Make a new friend, but be a friend first. And in all of this: listen, listen; love love!
Think on this: do you want to acquire more stuff or enjoy the stuff of communion and communication with one another?
Recently I started a book club in my neighborhood…….I am amazed by the women there. I had no idea how it would turn out and I asked GOD to bring some women together. So here we are a few months in and I know we are feeling community with one another. Hugs at my door are proving that over and over.
You will find too, that the more you commune with one another, the more you will crave communion! One gathering will lead to more.
Gather and love one another, because CHRIST first loved us and HIS love for us is abundant enough to share with one another in a big way.
MATTHEW 12: 30 “WHOEVER IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME, AND WHOEVER DOES NOT GATHER WITH ME SCATTERS.