Monday, June 4, 2007


Communion was held yesterday as it usually is for every first Sunday of the month. After the morning's sermon, our pastoral staff would hand out the bread and cup to those baptized members of the church. We would take these materials in remembrance of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for our sins so we may be free to live our lives for Him.

During this time, the sanctuary was pretty quiet, almost in sorrowful reflection. While examining my own heart and remembering what Christ did for me, I couldn't help but start to form a small smile on my face. And the smile grew larger, almost turning into a huge grin as I consumed the items with everyone else.

Sometimes I think that while we do take time to examine our own hearts before God, it is also good that we take time to enjoy the food and drink that Jesus invited us to take with him. As believers in Christ, we are called to more than just his followers - we are called to be his friends, and he invited us in to have supper with him, to share our loaves and our lives with one another as a Body. There is a lot of hope and good news pouring from this meal that occasionally we should stop, take in His presence that fills the room, and really "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8). =)

Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:16-17


Victor said...

Amen, brother!

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EUNICE said...

Victor took the words right out of my mouth. =)

Jess Man said...

He he...good to hear that you're thinking reflectively about communion's multi-level experience in worship!

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