Jan and I have been taking communion together every day for the last 20 years. It is a powerful place of connection and union we share with each other and with the Lord. Our daughter, Anna, brought this small brass goblet back from Israel several years ago as a gift. We use it every time we serve communion to each other.
Today after eating the bread and drinking the wine, I held the goblet in my hand and noticed the stem was polished bright from repeated use. I thought how God wants every place of worship in our lives to become so beautifully polished through repeated use that it becomes obvious to all who would look at our life.
Like the stem of the goblet, we cannot wear out a place of worship from repeated use. These worn places take on a unique beauty as they age shining brighter and brighter with each repeated use and in time, become a thing of beauty.