The bread of brokenness
The wine of grace
The fellowship of His sufferings
Our hearts long for communion with the One whose glory overshadows every joy, ever fear, every act of contrition and amazement.
The broken bread
The red blood washing away cleansing, rectifying, forgiving, renewing, like rivers of hope
Flooding the arid field of our helplessness
Wash us Jesus
As we move into the about-face of repentance.
We’ve seen a glimpse of your majesty
We’ve experienced your fellowship in the furnace of suffering
And in the bliss of worship
Sometimes momentary, ephemeral
But we want so much more
So Lord Jesus
Son of God,
architect of infinity
Ageless wonder of mercy
Loose your power among us.
Devour us in love
Until we are lost in you.
So lost we can’t even find our identity outside of you!
As we approach these elements the bread and the cup.
We are saying yes to You.
Yes to everything about You
Yes to your holy purpose
Yes to your Spirit
You to the pain it may bring
Yes to the cross
Yes to the consuming fire- the eyes of love
Yes to all that will bring us into your courts of praise
We say yes to the bread and the wine
Which is bigger, wider, stronger, deeper, louder, and longer than anything this broken world could offer.
We want so much more.
As we call for more of you- we hear you calling for more of us.
And such is the element of communion
May we waste our lives in a reckless pursuit of You