At church, we take communion and the minister will announce the bread is a symbol Jesus’ body and the wine/juice is Jesus’ blood. 1 Corinthians 11:24-25 reads, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying,“This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
When you take the bread or drink, do you recall the sacrifice Jesus made? Do you embrace what God allowed to happen on the cross? Do you reflect on the fact that God allowed Jesus to die for you?
Jesus became the deliverer. He became the go-between for you and God. He bared your sins for you.
Communion is to remind us how deeply Jesus loved us by going to his death. The cross was not an easy way to die. It was a long and painful death. Yet Jesus took it upon himself to take our punishment.
Sometimes we forget how much Jesus gave us. Every day we go about our business without much thought to Jesus. Sunday rolls around and we head to church, but do we still recall the depth of God’s love?
We need to have God in our minds twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Get up with a prayer or read your Bible, pray before meals, read the Bible sometime during the day or evening, and pray before you lay your head down to rest. Make God as important in your life as the food that you eat.
Let’s make this week the week we recall what Jesus did for us and where we stand in our faith. While usually done in church to bring the congregation together as a whole, communion can be done right in your own home. Sometime this week, take some time to reflect on how much God has given to you.
When you do, you’ll see just how truly blessed you really are.