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God Loves Gatherings

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

– Matthew 18:20

Yesterday, we talked about the amazing truth that Jesus chooses to make His home in us, His followers. Thus, when two or more of us gather together, we experience His presence and see new facets of His love through others. In fact, as I write this, I can’t help but remember the wonderful get-togethers at my Grandpa and Grandma Schuller’s house as I was growing up. Though ours was a big family and we didn’t all see each other often, when we gathered at Christmas and Easter, there was a wonderful sense of warmth and worship (my Grandma even had an organ built in the dining room so we could sing together at meals). I dealt with a lot coming from a divorced household and going back and forth between two parents, but when I was there, it tended to fade away. I knew that I belonged, and it was very powerful. Those moments really did shape my life, and they also taught me the power of hospitality in the family of God. Though not everyone knows the joy of having a large and loving earthly tribe, as believers, all of us have the gift of being part of the Body of Christ. And no matter what we’re dealing with individually, when we come together in fellowship and unity, we’re supernaturally empowered and lovingly encouraged.

My friend, God loves gatherings, and He’s given you the honor of being part of a family that’s bigger and more diverse than you can fathom. When you meet with your brothers and sisters in Christ, His presence joins you there, and you are bound together by the power of His Spirit. Though being with others doesn’t alleviate your troubles, it reminds you that you are not alone, and this is what truly matters. So whether it’s attending church, connecting in a small group, or sharing the company of friends and loved ones, don’t forsake gathering, and when you do, always invite Jesus to be in your midst!

Prayer


Jesus, I ask you to teach me more about who you are as I gather with others.

Reflection


How have you experienced the love of God through a group of people?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “God Loves Gatherings

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    It was easy for me to experience the love of God.I felt that through being a member of a small choral group called the Contemporary Music Ensemble at St Ignstius Church in Chicago Illinois.Everybody was so accepting and welcome. It didn’t matter at all. Then when I moved down here to Miami to live with my sister. Another choral group welcomed me with open arms. The Parish Choir at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. I think we can all learn a lesson from this. Which is by being yourself and not worrying about how people judge you. Our World will be more peaceful and loving. To the Schuller family. I ask in prayer that God will bless them with abundant and excellent health for the rest of this year and for many more years to come. To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church I send messages of peace love and good tidings. To the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their directors. Much thanks and appreciation for the glorious and triumphant music and singing. As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ. May God protect our Nation from the evils of terrorism. Glory and Praise to Our God. Who alone gives light to our days.Amen

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