They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)
When I was on internship last year, I lived with a pastor and his family. I learned much during this time but the moments that stick with me the most are the times when we could all sit and enjoy a meal together. Life at that time was filled to the brim, for all of us. Yet we had moments when the five of us could gather around the table and tell each other about our days no matter how good or how bad. It was a place of honesty and peace that was difficult to find in the midst of it all. Although I technically wasn’t, by the end of that first month I felt a part of their family.
Let’s be honest: there’s something powerful about breaking bread together. There’s something powerful about gathering in one place for a specific time just to be together. The busyness of our lives threatens to take that away. Everyone is on different schedules, and sometimes it’s just easier to check on someone via social media. Sometimes it can feel like a hassle to make time.
But this Christian community in Acts devoted themselves to meeting together and in turn they devoted themselves to each other. Fellowship, prayer, and teaching don’t necessarily revolve around a table, but sometimes it can be the best place to start.
Choose today to break bread with someone, and let God move.
Callie Kemmerer is an alumnus of Kingswood University and currently serving at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church in Pennsylvania. She leads the hospitality ministry and loves to see Jesus work through that ministry.
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Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.