As a young Christian, when I took Communion at my church, I just remember being told about God's judgment. I was taught that unless I confessed all of my sins before taking, I could die. Seriously, it was the worst day to go to church. Everyone was so sad. I would take the time to "reflect" and "examine" myself and try to remember all the things I'd done wrong since the last Communion. I was never told to "reflect" on Jesus' sacrifice for me or that I should "examine" myself through the blood of Jesus! I was never told about true meaning of Communion.
I think Christians still have the same fear today. Communion is not a ritual to be observed, but a blessing to be received. It's a blessing of health, wholeness and forgiveness! When you hold the bread you are remembering that Jesus was beaten, bruised and broken so that you can be whole. And when you drink the wine, you should be reminded that Jesus' shed blood makes you forever righteous, holy and blameless. You have perfect standing before God.
My prayer is that people will take Communion often, as scripture suggests, and remember all the amazing things that were done for us all. 🍞🍷 "This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are remembering the Lord’s death until he comes again." #Communion, #DoThisOften, #ItIsFinished #Healing #Jesus #GraceMob ☝🏼✝️