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Worship: July 31, 2021
Speaker: Pastor Nate
I ’m sure most of us have been asked at some point in our lives by skeptics and believers alike, “where is God?” This is such an important question and one that comes from the deepest yearnings of the heart. One that perhaps we ourselves have wrestled with. Where is Jesus? Does he care? Is He absent? When worry, anxiety, and sadness overwhelm our souls we may feel like Mary Magdalene at the entrance of the tomb: “They have taken the Lord...and we don’t know where they have put him” (John 20:2). Fortunately for us, Jesus anticipated how we’d feel and gave the church a gift prior to his departure. You see, in becoming human like us he knew that he was unable to be everywhere at all times. We may not interact with Him in person but through communion we symbolically partake of his sacrificial body (Matt 26:26) so that we may become part of his spiritual body (Rom 12:5). That’s right! We the church form a body that is held together by none other than Him (Col 1:17-18). Paul calls this a mystery—Christ living in us. I’m so glad God doesn’t socially distance himself from us. When we participate in communion we accept Jesus’ invitation into closeness with Him and with one another. Christ is present in the world not just through his Spirit but also through the church. So next time someone asks you about God’s whereabouts tell them your story, and allow His character to shine through your life!
John 6:24-35, NIV
Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”, Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.