Today’s Nourishment: Fellowship – In the early days of the Angles and Saxons, the cattle (cows, goats, and sheep) they owned became known as “fees.” The used their “fees” as their barter system (exchange for something needed). We continue using the word fee in conjunction with a service provided by a professional, or for money exchange. An exchange “fee” for their purchase held the same concept as our modern day paper money. The early cattle owners paid someone to watch their “fees.” As relationships developed with love and trust among neighbors, they broke down fences and decided to pool “fees” together. The fences/barriers between neighbors came down and they paid only one person to watch their “fees.” This became known as “feeloship.”
Fellowship consists of:
- rubbing our lives together
- trusting each other and sharing what we own
- living with one another with no barriers, no fences in between
- See Acts 2:42-47.
Lord, I want to live in close fellowship with you and those in the body of Christ. Unfold to me the way to live in fellowship. Break down barriers that deter fellowship from occurring between you and me, and within the Church. I understand from 1John that in order to live in close fellowship I must love you and love others. Show me how to love.
Describe your fellowship with other believers: