“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”Acts 2:42
I was at a low point emotionally as I drove to church. Perhaps you’ve had a Sunday morning like that. I tried to form words of prayer, but tears came instead. Unsolved problems and relational complexities weighed on me. How could I “pull it together” for church? Just before the service started, a friend asked me to join her and another friend for lunch. I didn’t want to go, yet I felt the Lord’s gentle nudge to accept the invitation.
As the pastor preached on Daniel’s prayer, the Holy Spirit cultivated trust in my heart. God can be trusted with my anxieties and sorrows. He is faithful to all who trust Him. It was true for Daniel, and it is true for you and me too.
At lunch my friends and I conversed about the sermon. We also enjoyed lightheartedness and laughter. As sisters in Christ, we each expressed later that this was a divine appointment. Take time to be with other believers, especially when life’s trials get you down. The Lord put us in community together to extend His grace and His love to each other.
“It’s not the experience of Christian community, but firm and certain faith within Christian community that holds us together.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1939)
Bible In A Year
- Judges 9
- Psalm 113
- 1 Corinthians 3-4