Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

We sing the above song in my church every time we serve communion. My experience at the Christian writer’s conference is very much like that song. We saw a little piece of what it could be like in Heaven.

It is a wonderful experience to spend 5 days with like minded people. People who share your love for God and a desire to spread the word about his love for all. I shared meals with people who understood how a story and its characters can overtake your thoughts until you must write it down.

Unfortunately, I love it so much that I don’t want to go back to the real world. The world of struggles. Where I have to make my own bed, cook my own food and have to go to work at a job that is not exactly up there on my list of favorite things to do.

Yet…

We must, as Christians, go back to the real world. Because if we didn’t, if we stayed in our own little world, then the rest of the world would not hear. They would not hear about a man name Jesus, who can make us like brand new. He wipes away the ugliness from our lives like an eraser on a white board. And it is all because of Him. But we must tell the world. We can’t stay and fellowship with other believers all the time as tempting as that is. Because Jesus gave us the instruction to go tell the world. We can’t keep it to ourselves.

Matthew 28:16-20 (New International Version)

The Great Commission

16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”