Holy Communion is a time of renewal and reflection of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave for all of those who believe in Him. That He died on the cross for our sins, in which we take the sacraments of wine which represents His blood that was shed at Calvary’s Cross, and of bread which represents His body which was broken and passed out for many.
When we partake of this act of faith, it is in remembrance of all He has done for us. It was done by example in the upper room amongst His disciples on the night He was betrayed. He shared the cup of wine, and broke bread in fellowship with those whom He loved dearly, and was close to.
This act of love is a prime example of the unconditional love that God has for us, that He would give His Only Begotten Son. It is a time when we should renew our hearts and minds to the great things that the Lord has done for us. We are to reflect and to acknowledge that we are nothing without Christ living on the inside of us.
God does the same of us if we would just allow Him. He takes us in whatever state we may be in, lifts us up, blesses us, and then pours us out for the sake of many. When we are true to God that we are broken, then He can mend us, and use us to the glory of His Kingdom. So the next time you are in line at your house of worship to take Holy Communion. Remember the sacrifice of the gift that keeps on giving. Allow the Spirit of the Living God, to rise up in you. Know that you are blessed and highly favored. Stand before the Lord with thanksgiving in your hearts, that it was all done just for you.
Scripture states in Matthew 26:26-29 NRSV – The Institution of the Lord’s Supper:
- While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
- Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;
- for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
- I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Father God in heaven, creator of every good, and perfect gift from above. Thank you for the sacrifice of your Son, our Lord and Saviour. Blessed, Holy Spirit, lead us into all truths, as we continue to serve you. Help us to always remember the gifts of your grace and mercies. Let our hearts be lifted, and our heads be bowed in humble submission to the majesty of your glory. Keep our minds stayed on Christ, that we will grow in grace of the knowledge of His Salvation. Let not His death and resurrection be in vain. Help us dear Lord to remain forever in your presence. May your hand of protection be our banner for all the days of our lives. Grant us your peace this day, and forevermore. In the matchless name, that is above every name, Jesus the Christ. Amen!
I pray beloveds that you partake of Holy Communion with new eyes, and a rededicated heart. Trusting God in all things, believing He will complete the great work He has begun in you. I also, pray that you will receive every thing that He has purposed for you in the promises of His word. May your fellowship with the Master be like never before, as you continue to walk in the ways of the Lord.
Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world. See yourself as Christ sees you, saved by the blood, redeemed by the lamb. Forgiven and renewed in mind, body and soul. When you think of all the marvelous things God has done for you, I know without a shadow of doubt, that you will be strengthened to do greater works than He did when He walked the earth.
To whom much is given, much is required. Let your faith be exercised daily, by putting it to use for the good of your fellowman. If you do this in remembrance of Him, you will surely glorify your Father in heaven. Peace and Blessings!
Yours In Christ
A. Michelle Jones,
Christ Servant Minister