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Breaking Bread

Posted onApril 10, 2016 | by: Kimberly Lancaster | 0 comments

I've been thinking a lot about the Acts Church of late. How they broke bread together. How they sold what they possessed and gave to one another as anyone had need. How they assembled often to learn of the teachings of Jesus Christ. How they loved each other. How they were filled with the Holy Spirit. I began composition of this post on January 21. I added a bit to it on January 29. And I have done nothing else but ponder it since then. But when considering the Acts Church, doesn't it just make you hunger and thirst for righteousness in the same way? Doesn't it just make you want to spend time breaking bread with God's sons and daughters? Doesn't it just make you want to do good for others? When my mother died in early January, I was taken aback by my resultant loneliness. Yes, I was relieved that my mother was called home to be with her God. But a great void consumed my days and weeks following her death. When people would ask how I was feeling, I was surprised in my reply: That I was lonely. Profoundly lonely. That I wanted to be with people. Needed to be with people. That I wanted people to visit me at my house. Wanted to visit people at their houses. I think that, after having served my mother in so dedicated a manner for five months, I felt the need to continue service. To others. To continue giving. To others. To continue breaking bread. With others. Just like the Acts Church. Jesus Christ said in John 13:35 that "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Friends, love is eternal. And the Acts Church loved and served selflessly. Methinks that when we seek to serve and love others, break bread with them, and talk of Jesus Christ and the wonders of His grace, we are demonstrating qualities of the Acts Church. And of our Good and Gracious Father. Friends, let us strive to be more and more like the Acts Church. And, of course, more like Jesus Christ. Kimberly Lancaster January 21, 2016...Keep Reading