What one word best summarizes your understanding of the Christian experience?
The question may seem odd. One word has surfaced in my life time and again this week. This one word has challenged my understanding of the cross of Jesus and his subsequent resurrection. This word has reminded that I am not meant to live this life with Jesus in isolation.
The word is “together.”
I would not have previously used “together” to convey the impact of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Today, however, the word dominates my heart and mind. I am drawn to the reality that we best experience Christ within the context of community.
We tend to think of the Christian faith as a personal experience. It is something experienced individually. I question this thinking more and more the longer I walk with Jesus.
We encounter, exalt, and experience Jesus “together.”
We praise, proclaim, and petition Jesus “together.”
This Sunday morning we will remember that we are in this journey “together.”