At a recent Young Adult LifeGroup, a newleywed-ish couple shared an insightful answer to the question:
“When, if ever, have you felt the power of ‘fellowship’ and what it means to be part of the Body of Christ.”
And the young couple answered, “When Ron & Eleanor (a couple in their 70s) tells us on Sundays that they’re praying for our marriage every day. It lets us know that it wasn’t just about a nice wedding day. It’s that our marriage is surrounded by people who love and pray.”
So: a pair of twenty-five years olds, just beginning to navigate the journey of life together, feel like they are part of the Body of Christ when another couple — separated from them in age by almost half a century — lift them up in prayer.
That’s generational ministry.
That’s a living relationship.