22.2.06

How easy we forget the love You showed - Jesus Army Life, Day 220

Last night, we remembered the importance of loving each other. It's not that there's been any bitterness between us, life has been fairly run-of-the-mill lately, it's just that we're growing.

At our Agape meal (the words mean a feast of the Father's love) we prayed for all our friends and praised God for his work in their lives. And then we received a 'word' from the house leader. That, as many are added to us, in all the business, it's crucial that we cover each other with love. Our love for one another is the security, the attractive fire that helps others feel safe in God's house. It helps them to grow and discover the reality of God at work in them.

Then we shared in the bread and the cup, remembering Jesus.

Our Agape meals are for those who make a covenant with others to commit to build this church for the rest of their lives. It is a serious commitment and a beautiful one. I have never doubted the beauty of such sacrificial love. Part of the beauty is that we entrust ourselves to the invisible work of God in that moment. None of us know what circumstances will arise in ten, twenty or thirty years time, we simply choose to hold true to our vow and trust in God.
LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
He... who keeps his oath
even when it hurts.
Psalm 15