Friday, September 10, 2010

C-Communion

Communion.

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." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:26-28

Communion is a special personal time with the Lord.

We are remembering Christ and all that He has done for us in his life, death and resurrection. It's a time to remember and show gratitude to the Lord for saving us, & for our daily blessings: "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians 11:24

When observing Communion we take time to examine ourselves. It's not to examine oneself to see if we are worthy of communion, because no one will ever be worthy of anything Christ has done for them. I think of it more of examining where you are on your walk with the Lord, and that firstly you do have a true relationship with Him. When I go through this time to examine, I also will take time to repent and ask for forgiveness.: "A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup." 1 Corinthians 11:28

It's a statement of faith. Proclaiming the work that Christ did on the cross to pay for the sins of the world, and because He has saved us and brought us out of our dead state, that He will come again for us.: "For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes." 1 Corinthians 11:26

Because Communion is such a beautiful part of our faith, me and Nic were sure to include that tradition in our wedding ceremony.

It was so special to be able to take Communion for the first time as husband and wife in front of so many of our loved ones. We were able to show to them all the commitment that we have to the Lord in our marriage. It was so wonderful to have that moment of Nic praying over our marriage and knowing that it was the two of us in a this relationship with Christ, I couldn't but be incredibly touched, definite tears of joy.

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