Written by Emma Rasco on April 21, 2022.
Thank you to all of you who attended our second annual Student-led Eather Gathering on April 13th. What a wonderful experience it was, and such an impactful way to grow as a Church, yes, but also for us young student leaders. The theme of the night was Feast.
JP taught what God’s plan for this feast looked like in the Old Testament. He first unpacked what the term “feasting” actually means. It has to do with food and company. Relationships flourish around a shared meal. This was what God desired, even when sin separated us from Him. JP reminded us of the first Passover; how God designed a special festival for His people, as it required the spilled blood of an innocent lamb.
Cam taught us that the blood of those lambs was no longer needed when Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice. Thus, He overthrew sin – our sin, allowing free fellowship between us and God. Now, Jesus is preparing for us an eternal feast where we will dwell forever in perfect unity with our Father.
The night of such an event always has its own anticipation. It was so exciting to have our student ministry serve the entire Church body. It’s an entree we students get to present to our Church body for the feast of Passion week. That was the theme after all: the great feast God has prepared for His people.
The theme fell into place perfectly when we began to sing “Live in Remembrance” as we closed the event. This was, after all, why we still gather for times such as this. We remember what Christ has done and what He promised He’ll do. And it’s all best done with the people who have accepted the invitation to sit at His table, the Church. What an honor it was to be part of this service. “Hallelujah, I’ll live in remembrance.”