Election Night Communion Gathering
Tuesday, Novmber 6th is election day.
It's a day filled with hopes and dreams for the future of our country, a day that presidential candidates and political parties have been working toward for months, if not years. Because we care about this place we call home, many of us have been very involved with this process, be it with one political party or another.
Some of us will vote for Mitt Romney.
Others of us will vote for Barack Obama.
Others of us may write in another candidate.
And still others of us will not (or can not) vote at all.
So what do we do? There are two options.
Either we can remain in our homes, watching the exit polls, hoping our candidate wins. Or we can gather together, in spite of our political differences, to remember that we are called, above all, to be citizens of heaven.
Recall Paul's words to the Galatians:
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (3.26-29)
In the same way, whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, we are all called to be citizens of heaven. And we can be citizens of heaven not because of who we vote for, but rather, because of who voted for us.
So, election night, Tuesday, November 6th from 7 until 7:30pm or so, we will gather, with countless others, not around our polling booths, but around the table where Jesus instructed us to remember His body broken and His blood poured out.
I look forward to worshiping with you then,