I had a great time today following church ~ well; it was a little while after church for that matter. ‘What happened?’ I hear you ask. Well, thank you for asking. I simply went for a meal with some friends and their young daughter and just chatted together while having lunch. Nothing too extraordinary I suppose – to most people.
However, there is nothing like the communion of saints, that is, there is nothing like real fellowship between believers. There are many things that happen in this world, many things that bring pleasure and so on ~ yet, in my opinion, there is very little that comes close to the blessedness of fellowship together as Christian brethren, especially when it is real and full of meaning.
Some of the times that have meant the most to me, living the Kingdom life in a fallen world, have been those times when I have shared precious moments with other Christians, be it times we have shared in prayer, Bible study or just plain talking together about various spiritual issues and concerns. Some of these times have the best times I have ever had in anything that I have ever done on planet Earth.
I think this especial times are a foretaste of what life will be like when we live the Kingdom life in a glorified world ~ only they will always be especial times, times of great blessedness and preciousness. The times that we thought were especial, blessed and precious whilst living as pilgrims in this world, will be as nothing when we live as citizens in that better country ~ for we are already citizens of that country of course, we are just awaiting the glorification of our bodies and the full redemption that will then come.