July 22, 2021

Yesterday I went with some of the deacons to take communion to two of our elder members who are not able to come to church. It was such a beautiful and blessed time. We had not been able to see each other for so long, so to be able to see their beautiful faces and to sit down and visit, to share stories, remember and laugh and pray together was really such a wonderful thing.

I shared with them a very simple scripture from Paul’s letter to the Philippians:

I thank my God every time I remember you, always praying with joy for all of you. 

– Philippians 1:3(New Century Version)

We talked about how even though we hadn’t been able to see each other, we always remembered each other – always prayed for each other. And then, after we had communion, we all stood up and joined hands as we sang together the song that we sing every month after we share The Lord’s Supper – Blest Be the Tie That Binds.

What a joy it was to hold hands and sing together this song that we had sung so many times before in church!  

During this challenging time, I think we have all been joined in heart and in prayer. In fact, I think prayer might be “the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.” When we pray for each other we stay connected through our love of God and each other. Keep praying for each other so that we may always be joined in heart.

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