adventures, bread, companions, fellowship, word

Companionship: The Fellowship Existing Between Companions

Advent{ures}: Let’s Go to Bethlehem

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the
 love of God and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV)
 
 
 
As we prepare to enter the journey of Advent, this coming Sunday, the companionship of travelling together surfaces as one of the key aspects of this season. I could curl up on the couch with my pile of devotions and the Bible, light a candle, listen to soft music, sip a warm brew, and munch on my fresh baked bread with butter and jam and I would be content.

Yet, I would be missing the whole intent; Jesus entered the world to restore fellowship, to offer the intimacy that Father, Son and Spirit have enjoyed forever. To break bread together fulfills a need, here at this place, in my home and through other gatherings.

“Withness” is what I long for in this time of contemplation.

To share this journey will be a gift. And we will experience the fellowship of grace that transcends time and place. How will this happen? Through the miracle of words. To me words are bread. They nourish the soul. God calls Jesus, the Word. He gave us a whole book of words to feast on and He has gifted us with writers who share their words freely.
 
All this food, and yet sometimes I am hungry, because I neglect to feed on these gifts. (Or worse I eat them so fast, I do not savor their flavor and essence. It goes something like this: Eat the Word. Check. Go to next thing.)

As the Advent{ures} begin let’s pray that each one of us will slow down and savor the Savior. I am thankful for your companionship and look forward to the days ahead because I know I am not alone.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Companionship: The Fellowship Existing Between Companions”

  1. I love companionship more than anything, but often feel driven to accomplish more that I find little time for more than surface connections. Thanks so much for the strong reminder about this season. It is a crazy busy season that I still have not learned to not get caught up in too much DOING. I desperately need to link arms and seek to follow hard after the ONE who loves us all so much more dearly than we can imagine! Rachelle

  2. Thank you for this reminder, Kel, to feast on the Word! I know words are important to God, because He conveyed the Gospel and all His truths through words, when He could have done it any way He chose. Words count. And as writers, we should seek His guidance as we write them. I know that you do that. Thank you for helping me savor Christ and the Gospel through what you serve here.Love, Lynni

  3. Rachelle- Even though Advent is a journey…I also sense the call to rest…doing is very important, too with a balance of being 🙂 I love how God can use each other to remind us to slow down…glad to have your companionship

  4. Lynni- Yes feasting on the Word is my heart's desire and I look forward to seeing what the Holy Spirit prepares for each of us…I hardly know what to expect as far as variety…although I know we can always depend on God to serve the truth seasoned with grace and love…

  5. Beatufil words, Kel! I look forward to the companionship of your words throughout this season. I thank God for His Word. Truly, it is my life's sustenance!

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