But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. I John 1:7 [NIV]
In college I belonged to a fraternity of men who lived together, studied together, worked together and sometimes partied together. It was an enjoyable experience of fellowship and growth. Thesemen were not just fun to be with; they helped me mature socially, morally and intellectually. I still think of them as true “brothers.”
“Greek” organizations often adopt three letters as their public names. Our church recently had a sermon series titled “God’s Frat Party”. Each message began with people arriving at the house for a party. The house was named ΚΔΠ, Kappa Delta Pi, symbolic of three characteristics of the life God’s people are invited to enjoy.
K stands for koinonia, κοίνίά, which basically means fellowship, the social aspect of our relationship with each other and with God. Here, God is our host. He created us to enjoy life with Him and each other.That’s what life is all about.
Δ stands for doulos, δόύλος, which means servant. At this party we serve each other as God has told us to do. Thus we serve Him too. It’s a win-win situation for all. We serve and are served by each other, and God blesses us in the process.
Π stands for proskuneo, προςκυννεο,which basically means worship. The third basic element of life with God is to bask in the loving relationship He offers. He is our God and we are His people. There is joy in worshiping this amazing God!Life with Him is indeed a party!
Thank you, Lord, for the love and joy You pour into my life.
© 2016 Parker Wayland