DAY 21 - REMEMBER!
Jesus told the disciples, “Do this in remembrance of me.” When I partake in communion, I remember that Jesus died as the perfect sacrifice for my sins—for everyone’s sins, for all time!
In these verses, there’s a part that I sometimes miss: “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” For as often. Paul is not saying how often we can or should, but as often as we do.
I want to share what happened recently when I celebrated communion by myself. I’d been having many days of feeling discouraged and kind of down. I wasn’t enjoying anything I was doing like I usually do. I prayed, but I continued to get more and more stuck and frustrated with everything and with myself!
During my one-on-one communion with Jesus, I remembered what His death on the cross did for me and that my sins are forgiven because of His sacrifice. But there was so much more for me this time. Jesus met me where I was spiritually and emotionally. I reconnected with Jesus as I focused my thoughts and my spirit on Him. I humbled myself and chose to give Him my burden of discouragement and frustration. He took it, and He renewed my spirit! My time in communion and prayer strengthened my relationship with my God. I needed this more than I knew. God is a faithful God!
Communion with our church family is a time to remember Christ’s sacrifice together. But we aren’t limited to celebrating communion at church. A personal communion with Christ can be a wonderful time of worship and restoration. There’s so much about communion to remember and to be thankful for.
Talk with your kids about Easter and Jesus’ death. If your kids are old enough, connect it to communion and take communion as a family and spend a few minutes of praising Him together.
PRAYER & REFLECTION
Today is Good Friday, the day set aside for us to remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Add communion to your tradition today. If you don’t have a Good Friday tradition, it’s never too late to start one.