There are some things that Christians do during the season that leads up to Holy Week that are incredibly special and meaningful!! One of those, to me, is the celebration of “Lord’s Supper” or “Communion.” I’ve got to tell you, I’m looking forward to celebrating it with family, friends and fellow Christians this year!! Here’s why…
According to Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11.23-34 this is what it provides an opportunity for us to do…
- · For remembering. Recalling what Jesus went through, what he did on our behalf at the cross. We need to remember that and never forget it!
- For reflecting on its significance. It isn’t simply what He did – it is the incredible things His death, burial and resurrection (and ascension) accomplished! Salvation from sin, access to God in prayer, a bright hope for the future, empowerment for the present… and I could go on and on!!
- For the “proclamation” of what He did – what He accomplished to a world that tends to marginalize and forget about Him! The Lord’s supper gives me an opportunity to say, “Hey, this is important! This is what Easter is all about! Let me tell you about it!!”
- Finally, for realizing and deepening my relationship with fellow Christians – what Paul called “the body of Christ”! It is because of what Jesus Christ accomplished that I have a spiritual and organic relationship with other Christians. This relationship is more than sociological … It is a “blood bond” because of what Jesus did – a spiritual connection too deep for words “in Christ Jesus”!
Yes, I’m looking forward to doing what 1 Corinthians 11.23-34 talks about this Lenten season! Jesus Himself is the one who instituted it!! Why don’t you take your Bible today and read the passage, savoring the words … then “REMEMBER, REFLECT, REHEARSE it and finally REALIZE” what it’s all about one more time… “AS OFTEN AS YOU DO THIS, YOU PROCLAIM THE LORD’S DEATH UNTIL HE COMES” is what Apostle Paul said.