Saturday, July 30, 2016

Communion


Eat this bit of bread.
Drink this cup of wine.
Blood of the divine--
Jesus dying, dead.

Mysteries are these,
Yet this much is known:
Christ makes us his own.
Comprehension flees.

All our debt is paid.
Holy sacrifice
Won't be needed twice:
Sins on him are laid.

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when 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 also he took the cup, 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. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ESV)

Jesus is not continuing to be sacrificed every time we eat the bread and drink the wine or juice. See Hebrews 10:14. Yet he meets us in these simple items that speak of his death.

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