A God moment? Let me see, so many to choose from…
Should I tell about the very last time I skipped Sunday School to play golf? That’s one round of golf I will never forget, nor will my buddy, who was inches away from getting zinged in the head by my broken 3 wood flying through the air!
Or how about the time my dad had fallen so ill he became a hollow shell of the man I once knew? Nah, I will save that one for another time.
You know, the frequency of God moments in my life is steadily increasing because, well, it took me a while to learn to look FOR HIM! So how about the day I met with the official Blog Team for the first time.
Previously when I was asked if I would be interested in joining the Blog Team I thought, “You mean I get to write about Jesus? Church? I am in!” Now, first of all, I am not a great writer…second of all, I don’t even know what a blog is apparently. While the other real bloggers were planning on the future blogs, my mind was racing to find a way to tell the powers that be that I made a mistake. To me - in my limited knowledge and experience - a blog is a discussion board or a forum with lots of back and forth. I was pretty sure I would not have anything to “blog” about, so I was planning my exit strategy.
Enter God, stage right.
So I head into church after our meeting feeling defeated, you know? Here I was, so pumped up to share my passion for Jesus, and I found myself backing away from the mic, so to speak, because I didn’t consider myself a blogger. As soon as I walk through the doors, Bud grabs me (if you don’t know Bud yet, you soon will) and says, “Hey, can you help serve Communion?”
“Yes! Of course!”
The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday for us in the United Methodist Church. Some call it The Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, and it’s a pretty big deal for those of you who aren’t familiar with it. It is when we break bread and drink wine (grape juice) together in honor and remembrance of Jesus. The only thing better than partaking in Communion is getting to serve it!
And who did I end up standing next to while serving? The very guy I was about to tell that I was not going to participate in the whole blog thing: Reverend Mark. Awesome.
The people come. He hands them their portion of the bread and says to them something to the effect of, “The Body of Christ broken for you.” I then hold out the cup of grape juice and say, “The Blood of Jesus poured out for you.” Wow…
It is then that it hit me. While saying over and over again that this juice represents the blood of Jesus, poured out for you…for me. For me (and you) He was tortured and crucified, and I didn’t think I was capable of putting together 500+ words to share about Him?
Communion finished. I left immediately oh so disappointed with myself…jump in my truck…and smile. Then I say out loud, “Lord, I hear you.”
Thank you for Bud. Thank you for Communion. Thank you for this ministry and for the real bloggers. Thank you for FUMC Katy. Thank you for giving me yet another moment between You and me…and now everyone else.
Written by Harry
The 12:12 Project is sponsored by Katy First United Methodist Church.