The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? —1 Corinthians 10:16
After two parties entered into a covenant, they celebrated by sharing a memorial meal. Using wine to represent the blood of the slain animal and bread to symbolize its flesh, they fed each other to symbolize becoming one.
At the Last Supper, Jesus identified Himself as the sacrificial animal whose blood would seal the new covenant, and He invited His disciples to partake of Him fully (Matthew 26:26-28). His eternal, unchanging covenant is still inviting the lost to receive Him fully and be saved.
When you celebrate the Lord's Supper, remember the covenant sealed with the blood of your Savior. His body was given and broken for you. His blood was shed for the remission of your sins. His sacrifice at Calvary assured your eternal place in God's kingdom.
In celebrating His Supper, remember His sacrifice. Welcome His presence. And celebrate His coming. His covenant meal points to His past atonement on the cross-.-.-.-His presence in You through the Holy Spirit-.-.-.-and His coming again to take you home.
Jesus, whenever I partake of Communion, I will remember
the cross. I will come into Your presence welcoming
the Holy Spirit. And I will celebrate the joy of
Your return to take me home. Amen.
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