Word 4U Today

A HOLY COMMUNION

A HOLY COMMUNION

Whatever your church calls that bread ‘n’ wine bit, it is an amazing piece of what makes up following Jesus. Not only did Jesus say to do it in ‘remembrance’ of Him, but we’re somehow also meeting Jesus in that act of eating ‘bread’ (or wafers) & drinking ‘wine’ (or juice). We’re suddenly face to face with Jesus, and something happens.

In fact, when Jesus started this bread and wine chat off with His disciples, He was echoing an ancient ‘Covenant’ ritual, where two people exchanged everything they had, even mingling blood, then shared bread & wine together. (Check out Genesis 14:17-20). When they did this, they were considered as if the same person. Deep stuff.

Flash forward to today: that bread and wine you take? That’s a moment to remember what Jesus has done for youto remember who He is (not was), to remember that He came after you on a rescue mission of love while you were still far off.

But it’s more than that too. It’s your half of the covenant ritual. In taking bread & wine (and asking the Holy Spirit to meet you in it), you’re becoming (over, and over) one with Jesus. Yep. You’re being considered as if the same person.

Your mess actually becomes His. His righteousness actually becomes yours. Communion is amazing.

What Now?

Write out Luke 22:14-20 somewhere. then do some doodling: sketch bread and wine around what you’ve written, and while you’re sketching, think through what it means for you, today.

‘…This is my body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of me’

1 Corinthians 11:24 NKJ

Joy Ferdiz

May 26th, 2014

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