Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:25-26
In the key Scripture for this collection, we hear that the Psalmist will lift the cup of Salvation as an expression of gratitude for blessings from God.
That image reminded me of the first time I led a Love Feast at our church family camping outing.
It was Sunday morning, and we were grubby and tired.
It took a while to gather all the kids (and adults!) for the worship service that would close our weekend.
Our pastor visited the day before, but no one thought to bring “official” communion elements – so he prayed over a couple of juice pouches and a handful of hamburger buns.
But remarkably – when the time came to have the simple laity-led form of the Lord’s Supper – as I talked about these everyday items being “set aside” and becoming more than they were before – all the fidgeting stopped.
It was one of the most meaningful worship experiences I have ever had.
After worship closed, the kids joined me in returning the elements to the Earth and the birds.
None of the poking and pushing from earlier, they too were transformed.
Prayer: Father God, help me to remember that I have also been consecrated. Like the buns and juice, I am transformed. Remind me and use me. Amen.
Jack Kincaid, Canmore, Alberta
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