Worship is how God offers to be our companion through the Holy Spirit who weaves our lives into a “knot of unity,” as Augustine of Hippo once wrote. In this meditation below, you can find a description of how God befriends us through an ordinary church service. Here is an excerpt:
Worship that evening choreographed our bodies into a dance with the Holy Spirit. We were like Grace’s wiggly, noisy little body. We sat and stood, sang and prayed, listened and talked, and all that movement was how the Spirit drew us into companionship. Mary Jo led us in hymns that blended our voices. Laura’s prayer opened our minds to God as we let our thoughts flow through one another. And Dave’s sermon broke into my tired heart and invited me to share in his weaknesses with tears; my vision turned misty when his voice cracked and trembled. We were companions.
Follow the link to The Mennonite for the full article: Companions.