I love communion!
Today my husband and I stood and served it to many people in our congregation. One by one they came and received the cracker, symbolizing Christ’s broken body on the cross and the juice a symbol of His blood that was spilt out to cover our sins. As each person came we said the same words over them. One by one, each one special and redeemed because of Jesus! At one point though I became overwhelmed saying the words and looking intently into their eyes,
This is His blood shed for you,
shed for you,
shed for you
shed for you.
Like a tidal wave of emotions my mind became filled with the intense love of our Father for each person who was participating in communion. He did it for them, for me, for you!
Then, just when I had composed myself, I had the privilege of serving it to my brother, sister in-law, nephew and then my mom! That was so amazing! My mom who has vascular dementia cracked me up! She took a whole handful of crackers and popped them into her mouth! What I love about dementia is that it creates a kid like wonder in its recipient. It was as if she was saying, “If one is good 6 would be better!” Don’t you just love that?
What if we came into out worship experiences with that much wonder and excitement? After all, He came that we might have life. Not just any life but, abundant, full, exploding with love kind of life!
Next time, let’s all take a handful of whatever Jesus is offering!
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:28