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Back To The Garden

1 Corinthians 11:24 “and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said “This is my body, which is for you…” On Thursday we took the boys on a staycation to celebrate our youngest son Nate’s birthday. It’s always nice to get away, but I find it harder to keep my habits up. I didn’t work out, didn’t sleep well, and most importantly I didn’t carve out my time with God. It’s only natural in this backdrop that I was a lot less patient with Elaine, and got offended by several things she said. It wasn’t her fault by any means (any married man will tell you it never is!) But my state of mind led to a few explosions over the past few days. This morning I found myself worshiping to a beautiful song called Communion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91hHw1YPqxE) and meditating on 1 Corinthians 11:24 (the verse used for communion service). God reminded me that He’s always with me, that He’s closer to me than my skin, and He’s in the air I’m breathing in. That his body was broken for me, so I can experience Him any time I want to. Lord, thank you for the gift of your son. Thank you for pursuing me constantly, even when I fail at my end of the bargain. I commit this day to you, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our journey together. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Take me back to the garden Lead me be back to moment I heard Your voice Bring me back to communion Lead me back to the moment I saw Your face

And it was all so simple It was easy to love No space between us It was easy to trust

You are closer, closer than my skin You are in the air I'm breathing in Here's where the dead things Come back to living I feel my heart beating again Feels so good to know You are my friend

This is the garden Here in the place I find you close This is communion Here in the place I'm fully known

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