Monday, October 3, 2011

Oh No....Communion

Do a little background reading in Act 10.....

Sunday morning drama. My oldest daughter and I disagreed on the definition of church clothes. She slammed doors and screamed as the hour got later. I sent Wayne on to Bible Fellowship with the four "obedient" children. I stayed back to calm the tempest. Lending my favorite pair of earrings made her smile through the tears...She softened up enough to let me in her closet. Together, we chose a cute tunic and leggings to match her new sparkly flats. I don't always dish out grace....

As I scanned the sanctaury for an available pew, I noticed the altar table....On no, Communion.

I can't partake. Not today, not with this heart.

The sermon on Acts 10 revealed my own disobedience. For the past two years I've refused to take the next step. In all honestly,  I'm perfectly happy not being a pastor's wife. I see preacher-eaters in every congregation and I loathe them. Am I like Peter? There isn't anything more common than a back-stabbing cheat, is there? Peter condemned every Gentile, I've condemned every little Baptist church!

What God has cleansed you must not call common. Acts 10:15

 In truth, I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. Acts 10:34-35.

Speaking as a Gentile, I am grateful that Peter took the next step and obediently took the Gospel across the divide. I also know that the same applies to me. I can't refuse to go, preacher-eaters or not.

Yesterday will be a Communion that I'll never forget.


  1. Why do I feel like there's more to this story. I can't wait to hear the rest.

  2. Hi Reagan, how are you tonight? Loved the depth and emotion in this post, and can see God is moving.

  3. Jess, the rest of the story? I have no idea! I'm just preparing for the whenever, wherever, if ever. Wayne is preaching a revival at a little baptist church this week...Deep breath!

    Jennifer, I'm afraid that a little too much emotion might have oozed out here. I've been stooped over for too long. It's time to rise and thrive! How are you?


  4. Oh Reagan, don't I know that fear of being pastor's wife? It can be so loud and large, no? I find myself thinking that God is certainly going to grind the "man-fearing" tendencies right out of me through this place. :)

  5. Praying for you Ashley. It's a wonderful and awful role all at the same time. I miss being a servant, but not a handbag! Will He use us again?