1 Corinthians 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

For years, I grew up in Churches where at communion time, I heard this passage of scripture being read out and I knew it by heart. I was told I had to be old enough (A requirement at the Church I attended) to consume it and I couldn’t wait to grow up because I would then be ‘included’. I clearly remember the day I was confirmed and given my first holy communion. It was such a wonderful feeling to be considered a part of ‘them’ that took the communion, not because I understood why I was consuming it. Years later, God met me at the crossroads of my life and gave me a new meaning to life and a relationship that opened my eyes! What is the significance to this ritual of communion?

Back in the time when God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments, they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as peace offerings to the Lord. Moses then read out the covenant and when the people of Israel agreed to obey it, he took the blood of the bulls and sprinkled it on the people to confirm the covenant. The people of Israel were now bound by law and as hard as they tried, they were never able to meet the covenant. In Christ’s death, we have the new covenant which ended the need for any more sacrifices and efforts of man to meet God’s covenant. We now have a means to be connected with God through Jesus’ sacrifice and in acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and saviour, we are now one body and we all partake of His body through the communion.

2 Cor. 3:5-6 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. I pray you will find new meaning in communing with the Lord and serving him because of His sacrifice that set us free.

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Comments
  1. blesseddad says:

    Vineet
    Thank you for this very good explanation of communion. The more we comment, the more I see we have in common. When I was a child, Communion was reserved for select people also, and when it came my time I was also eager to become a part of the crowd. And as I grew older and became a man, I too found different meaning in the Communion. We cannot inherit our faith from our parents, we can have the same faith, but it must be based on the solid rock that is Christ. Neither can we know the depth of Communion from watching those around us, but only from truly learning to Commune with Christ by having a relationship with Him. God Bless Brother
    Jim

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim
      Yes, I never thought of it but we share many similarities and many differences and that make us a very interesting and blessed family. God certainly chose people of different tribes and nations and brought them together in such a wonderful way! Thank you for being a brother in Christ to me.
      Vineet

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