An attendee, who prefers to remain anonymous, wrote these reflections and observations for how Christ was seen and experienced during the November 2, 2014 service at East Woods.
"Reflections on a Sunday"
I heard Christ today . . .
I heard His voice falter and tears well up as he told us a tragedy. I heard His heart break as He told us of two boys who had died in a car crash. I heard Him pray with His congregation for these two boys and their families, though the congregation did not know them. I witnessed Christ today . . .
I witnessed Christ through the testimony of a life well cared for. I witnessed how He was "Always There" providing for and protecting that life.
I witnessed His faithfulness reflected in a brother who sang a song close to His heart. I saw Christ today . . .
I saw Him give out the saving gift of His body and His blood to all His loved ones. I saw Him leave the the stage to give out His gift to all who couldn't come to Him.
I saw one of His favorites hold back tears and a sob because she was so touched to be remembered and to be counted among those who could receive this gift. I enjoyed Christ today . . .
I enjoyed a meal prepared with love and sacrifice that Christ made just for me.
I enjoyed laughter and stories and Christ told me all about His silly co-worker.
I enjoyed Christ today with a group of people whom I have come to know as His Body and my family. Some days, He seems far off, and some days I forget to look.
But today I saw Christ.