Sunday, July 27, 2014

Coming to The Table

In the 4 years and one week I've been this guy's mom, I have never been more proud. 

Jay participated in the Lord's Supper this morning at church. 

My heart swelled with gratitude and joy as our pastor kindly bent down to his level and told him

"This is because God loves you SO MUCH."

My eyes welled with tears as we knelt together and prayed after sharing Communion together. 

Sweet Jay, 
I hope and pray you always enjoy church as much as you do now. I hope your curiosity leads you on a lifelong journey of learning about our Creator. I hope your relationship with him grows deeper and stronger daily and that you never, ever doubt his love for you. I hope your faith gives your heart wings and quiet courage to do hard things. I hope you never forget that you are whole and perfect to God just exactly as you are. 

I pray you hold God's word deep and forever in your heart to always guide you, lift you up and remind you how incredibly treasured and loved you are. 

Today's Epistle Lesson was 2 Timothy 3-

14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


The sacrifice is unimaginable. The concept of remembrance and communion are heavy and hard and carry a weight of obligation, reverence, worthiness--but the truth of the matter--the whole reason for the sacrifice, the Resurrection, the remembrance, the suffering, the joy and the ascension to conquer death is, just as our pastor whispered to Jay's wide-eyed face so he could hear it with his heart--

"This is because God loves you SO MUCH."

I am thankful for this with everything that I am.

Today was a great day for us and a wonderful reminder about the simple truth of the greatest mystery the world will ever know.

This is one of those beautiful, unexpected moments you learn so much more as a parent than you'll ever be able to teach. I just wanted to take a moment to mark this moment in time.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

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