Family communion

Family communion

Simple. Worship.


Tonight the kids and I sat knee to knee on our living room floor, huddled around a piece of bread and a cup of grape juice. Together we remembered how much Jesus loved us.

We went to different corners of the house to pray and ask Jesus to clean our hearts and thank Him for what He did on the cross for us. It was hard to stop tears from flowing when hearing little voices talk with their Savior, and to keep back the praise of my heart that God has saved them, and me, and we can celebrate that together.

I took the bread and broke it, then each of us took a bite, remembering how the body of Jesus was broken for us. We prayed. I took the cup of juice, took a drink, and passed it on around our small circle, recalling the blood Jesus shed and the forgiveness of sin that He offers. We prayed again. Then we walked around the room singing Jesus Loves Me.

Family communion is one of the most precious experiences. Out of all of our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross activities, this is the one that’s most meaningful.

There is no sacred place or sacred time to remember Jesus’s death on the cross. Jesus simply wants us to remember, often! So, take time to remember this Easter. Whether it’s at church, on your lunch break or sitting on your living room floor, remember Jesus.

Days you want to remember forever

It’s time to break my recent writing hiatus to share with you a day that I’d like to remember forever.

Have you ever had one of those momentous, beautiful, overwhelmed-by-God’s-love kind of days? Maybe it was the day you accepted Jesus as your Savior and realized you were forgiven, perhaps it was the time you fell in love with your spouse, or the moment you held your child in your arms for the first time.

Sunday, my baby girl was baptized, and shared publicly with her church family that Jesus had changed her heart and she had decided to follow Him. She woke up that morning so excited, brimming with absolute joy! And, to make it even more special, her daddy was the one who had the privilege of baptizing her.

Here’s a video of the actual event:

 

Take time today to consider God’s amazing blessings in your life, and thank God for the wonderful ways He has worked, and is working, in your life.

God is so, so good.