Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Communion-Identify with Christ

One of the great truths of Communion is identity with Jesus Christ. He is ours and we are His. We should hear these comfortable words each week as we eat and drink, remembering all that Jesus did and does for us.
         On this day of the Triumphal Entry, we remember that Jesus is the ruling King of Heaven and Earth. This should give us a great deal of peace. We need to remember this because we often look out into a world still plagued by chaos, sin, rebellion and trouble. In fact, we still see some of these things in our own lives. But Jesus is reigning and He is bringing all things into submission. And we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. He is a good King that rules in such a way as to accomplish what He intends.  This includes our peaceful place in His kingdom.
         This peace does not come without suffering. We do and will suffer but this suffering should not quench our peace or even our joy. Just as Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him, so we enter into the sufferings of Christ for the joy of victory that is set before us.
         This meal is God’s peace and joy to you.

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