My communion meditation for November 22, 2015.
I was in a city I hadn’t been to in a long time, walking along a sidewalk, when I saw a sign. It had been put up by the city fathers, and seemed like it would have good advice. I read the sign and followed the advice. It said “DON’T WALK”, and I didn’t walk. That saved me from a lot of harm and pain.
In I Corinthians 11:23-26, Paul says
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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 He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
That’s what we are doing now as we celebrate communion. The Heavenly Father put up the sign. We read it, and we are following the instructions. And unlike the traffic light, these instructions never change. Let’s pray.
Lord, you have made it so simple for us – see the sign, do the sign. Hear the message, do the message. And yet without Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, without the Holy Spirit’s power, we couldn’t do this at all. Thank you for the reminder, for the call to remember. In Jesus’ name, amen.