We had a beautiful experience this past Sunday as we observed the Lord’s Supper in our morning worship service. The observance reminds us of the sacrifice Christ made in the past, the relationship that sacrifice made possible for the present time and the future we have in Christ.
It was good for us to begin our new church year participating in the observance of this memorial supper. With all the challenges we have as individuals and as a church, we need the focus that this ordinance provides. Our motivation for service and ministry is organized when we remember Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. The relationship we have with Christ makes it possible for us to reach out in His love and build relationships with others and lead them to Christ.
The promise from Christ that He will return to take His church to heaven is a great motivator for each of us to endure, to remain faithful and to be steadfast in our devotion to our Lord. This year will be filled with opportunities and experiences that will grow our faith and draw us closer to the Lord. The work that Christ has called us to is the greatest work in all the world. The Lord established the New Testament Church to fulfill His will and accomplish His purpose in this age. He promises to be with us until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). May each of us look and pray to see where God is moving and join Him in His work. To God be the Glory.