This weekend was amazing and inspiring on so many ways! There was a great deal of hype leading up to our church Super Sunday and Chili Cook-Off. And boy did The Landing deliver! Watching talented people use their gifts to glorify God not only inspires me, it thrills my soul. I am so blessed to be connected to such a great group of folks. Sunday was filled with fellowship...lots of fellowship. It was true koinonia. Koinonia is the anglicisation of a Greek word (κοινωνία) that means communion by intimate participation. It describes the type of gatherings held by the first church groups in Acts 2. They met together at homes, broke bread(communion), and became transparent with each other. If there was a need they found a way within the group to meet it. It's described as community, communion, joint participation, sharing and intimacy. Intimate participation. Incredible!
As we mature in Christ we realize that we must live each moment being authentic and real. Though we feel vulnerable, we have a promise that God will cover us, watch over us and deliver us from things that may harm us. When was the last time you opened up with a close brother or sister in Christ? Have you been living behind a mask? Don't worry today about whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not. God made you for fellowship. Couldn't you use a little koinonia today? It's the only way to experience true community at work, in the home and in your church.