The Snapshot

10 10 2011

I wish I could have taken a picture. Sitting in worship, I glanced across the aisle just as the Lord’s Supper was being served. It was the perfect snapshot. Little brown fingers were wrapped in a big white hand. Dark curls rested near a balding head. A six year old sat quietly next to a sixty year old, each taking in the moment of praise and profound wonder with wide eyes. Two people – one older, one younger, one white, one brown, one experienced in walking with Jesus, the other new to faith – joined together because of Jesus.

They have nothing else in common. If not for Jesus, these two would never meet. They would never be connected. There would be no snapshot. This is, in part, what the Lord’s Supper celebrates – the creation of a new family album. People from different walks of life, different experiences, backgrounds, and dreams are united by Christ and make the commitment to walk together in Him.

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” – Ephesians 2:19

As family, we help each other see Jesus. We encourage one another to take the risky steps of faith. We hold each other accountable, and lift each other up when we stumble on the path. We cheer when victories come our way. We weep when sorrow overwhelms our hearts. We pray together, pointing each other toward the cross.

My Jesus Resolution today is to celebrate my family. No matter the size or shape of my physical family, I am a part of the household of God. I have brothers to encourage, sisters to hug, children that need role models, and elderly friends that need love. Every time I see my family, I should be overwhelmed by the miracle of God’s grace. Each face gives me a glimpse into His purpose. Every story reminds me of His power. I can’t wait to get to heaven and see the entirety of my family. For now, He gives me this snapshot, so I can wait, stand in wonder, and worship.



One response

10 10 2011
Angela Spears

Cassandra this is beautiful! One of your best!

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