The Fellowship of Believers

The Fellowship of Believers

January 16

Read: 3 JOHN 1-8, 11

Videoconferencing has now become a regular mode of life. Like me, perhaps you have had to navigate ways to creatively meet with others during the coronavirus restrictions of 2020. If the last year has taught us anything, it is that we need each other. God has created us for community and we must remain connected to his body, the fellowship of believers. Even as we needed to remain socially distant during a global pandemic, we still needed to creatively gather in God’s Spirit and truth. In today’s text, John is writing to a community leader, Gaius, affirming in him the positive things he heard from “friends” or “brethren” (KJV) whom John had sent to Gaius’s church. Gaius provided hospitality to these friends even though they were strangers to him, a practice that showed the love of Christ and his support in their mission.

God, thank you for the Church. May I live today extending hospitality and love as I also receive it. AMEN.

About the Author

Meghan Bruggeman | I am a wife to Danny and a mom to my five-year-old son, Micah. I serve as associate pastor of spiritual formation at Renew Covenant Church in Carroll, Iowa. I also work as a hospice chaplain in my community. I have a certificate in spiritual direction from the John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Theological Seminary. I am an alum of North Park University and am originally from the Chicagoland area. I love God and the Church, and I am passionate about providing opportunities for people to connect with God and each other. I love music, and you can typically find me playing the drums, guitar, or singing in some capacity. Coffee is my love language and laughing is my favorite. I am honored to have this opportunity to pray and share with you this week.

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