Holy Communion (Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper or The Lord’s Table among other names) centres on remembering Jesus’ last, humbling moments on earth, drawing us into a powerful time of reflection on the inconceivable price our Lord had to pay on the Cross to set us all free from sin and the confines of self-centred living. When was the last time you heard of a modern day monarch or comic book superhero laying down their life for humanity?
There are some who practise daily Holy Communion as a safeguard against curses and sicknesses but that is not the purpose Jesus instituted this ordinance. The act of taking communion does not save us, it is more of a sacred moment with God – an act of worship and remembrance.
The Lord’s Supper also brings me and other brothers and sisters in Christ together as a Body of Christ, a family reunion. Proclaiming and experiencing this truth: And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body. 1 Corinthians 10:17, NLT.
In the practice of having this ordinance, there is an element of celebration in response to the empty cross and Christ’s coming soon that followed and the gift of our living hope that is given freely to all of us has lifted my spirit of late. It especially reminds me to remain focused on the prize that is promised ahead of us and not to feel overwhelmed by the demise of God’s marvellous creation and the and undoing of His ways on earth that we witness on a daily basis.
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