Sunday, September 21, 2008
Today we celebrate communion.
The verses that will be on the front of our bulletin...
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:13
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
I Corinthians 11:26
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Can you imagine what it must have been like for Jesus,
knowing that this would come to pass,
knowing that there were men in the room
who were going to deny knowledge of Him
and even betray Him to the enemy?
He passed the cup and the bread and said these words.
Those with Him did not understand.
They would, so soon, come to understand.
We are so often like that.
It is only after the fact that we get
what was so important about it.
If they had only known that the
time they would have with Jesus was so brief,
I wonder how they would
Would they have rounded up security?
to convince Him to flee in to hiding?
How our future would have changed
had not Jesus willingly given up
His life as sacrifice for our sins.
But that would not happen because
our names were known before the
foundation of the world. This was
God's marvelous plan and nothing
would change it. He is without
change. The same yesterday, today
and He will be the same tomorrow!
I pray that you understand what it
is that I write about.
If not, It is not too late.
He is waiting
and the angels are waiting to dance for joy
when you accept the wonderful
gift of salvation.
Have a blessed day!