Genesis 18:1-16; John 6:16-27
When God shows up: (1) He does so in His own time; (2) Responses vary; (3) Life changes!
In the heart of the dessert, God shows up in Abraham’s life. Abraham responds with hospitality, “Let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, while I bring you a morsel of bread…” (Gen. 18: 4-5a). Consequently, the “old” Abraham hears that at long last he will become a father—his life changed!
On a storm tossed sea, Jesus walks across the water and meets the disciples at their rocking boat. The disciples respond in fear but Jesus eases this fear with just a few simple words, “It is I; do not be afraid” (John 6:20). Consequently, their boat is redirected—their lives are changed!
When we gather around the Communion table, God shows up front and center in our lives. He says, “This is my body…this is blood,” and our responses vary but the truth remains the same: we are changed! We are renewed, refocused, and reminded that we are His!