“44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45They sold property and
possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in
the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere
hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their
number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:44 – 47
Working together for the glory of God, that is our goal as Christians. In Acts we see all the disciples of Jesus coming together, working together to find a way to reach out to their community and grow the church in Christ’s name. As we walk through this time of pandemic, we are separated by space, but not from the Spirit. We meet in small numbers or via technology, yet the Spirit moves us together as one body. A body that has committed itself to the vision of Bold Hospitality.
As we prepare for the time when we will again gather in one place, we are being challenged to find our gifts and talents. Over the coming months we will be asking each other questions on how we can use the great gifts that God has given us toward the building of our vision. Already we have taken steps toward this new Boldness with renting space to Athens Church, who meet here Sunday and Wednesday evenings. We are making space for Behavior Innovations to use Meade Hall weekday afternoons. All things are coming together in God’s timing and it is because we have come together, in spite of the current health crisis and declared that we are going to follow God’s vision for this church.
It is important to recognize that, just as in Acts, we are coming together and sharing something in common with others. By offering space to Athens and Behavior Innovations we are sharing the gifts that God has granted us. We are providing space for our community to grow. And we are being blessed in return by their willingness to add to our finances through rental fees. God is doing a wonderous and beautiful new thing right here and now.
Though meeting together is more difficult in this moment, a time is coming when we shall once again be together and share in the breaking of bread. While we are able to do this via electronics, praise God, it will mean so much more when we can look upon one another’s face, reach out our hands and touch each other again. The great joy is that while that day isn’t here yet, it is coming, and we have been preparing for it. What a marvelous God we serve who has provided so much for us!
We cannot know what tomorrow holds, but we do know the love of our Lord and we do know that He has great plans for us as we work together toward our vision of Bold Hospitality. Together we are stronger. Together we will relish in His favor. Together we will grow as individuals and as the body of Christ.
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