Being sick derailed me a bit, I missed church 2 Sundays and a Wednesday thanks to the cold/sinus infection/flu bug…whatever that was. But today I was there and SO thankful. Great Sunday school lesson on eschatology and a great sermon on the two cups, one of God’s wrath and one of the blessings to the believer. I was so thankful pastor opted to preach first today, and hold communion until after the sermon.
I really needed to think hard about the wrath that was poured out on Christ for my sins, a cup He prayed and asked the Father if there be any other way at all to let it pass when in the garden the night before He was crucified. God’s wrath toward our sin must be unimaginable. Equally the cup of blessing to those that are redeemed by the blood that was spilled under that wrath, must be unimaginable.
The teaching time was very important to my considering if I take my sin too lightly. The answer of course is yes. I needed that focus before communion, to pray and refocus on my walk. The more I seek God, the more I will see my sin for what it is and turn from it. I will not do it perfectly. I will slip, stumble and fall. But I will keep brushing myself off, standing back up, and continuing to walk on the road less traveled.