“Remember that you were at a time separated from Christ, allienated from the commonwealth of Isreal and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in this world.” Ephesians 2:12 (ESV)
As Christians attempt to apply this to our physical lives, often we need to be reminded just how lost we would be without Christ! Today, at church we had communion. Some Christians just think of communion as part of the normal rig-a-moral of church. I used to think that to.
Yet, God revealed to me that it’s so much more than a rig-a-moral. Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit began to work on my life and see just what the Lord went through. Have you ever seen the movie, “The Passion of the Christ?” Most people cringed when they saw what Jesus suffered at the hands of the Roman soldiers.
Pieces of His back were ripped apart with blood, muscle, and guts at the whipping. And then they placed (drove) a crown of 2 inch thorns on His head, as the the rich cleasing blood came down His face. Then He had to climb a hill with the cross beam strapped to Him until He reached the point of “The Skull.” Then He willingly laid down His life as He was hoisted upon the cross with Roman nails on each of His forearms, one on His feet. He, Jesus Christ, did it all for you, me, spanning all times. THINK ABOUT IT!
As with as much as He suffered physically, I don’t think that is what killed Him. What was the last things that Jesus said? “My God, My God! Why have You forsaken Me?!” & “To You I give My Spirit!” I believe that Jesus Christ died from lack of connection with God the Father.
Yet, you may be asking what does this have to do with communion, the taking of bread & wine (grape juice)? In John 6, could it be said that Jesus was accused of cannibalism since He says eat My body & blood? If you take a look at only that passage, I can see where you come across with that thinking. However, Jesus wasn’t any ordinary man. Jesus Christ does say in a different section remember Me by taking the bread for the body and the wine (grape juice) for the blood.
I can just picture the resurrected Jesus having breaking of bread (His body) and sharing of wine ( His blood) before He went to prepare a place for us, Christians. Communion is that “rememberance.” This brings a new understanding of communion, doesn’t it? It gives the Christians hope like no other.
Here are YouTube videos that apply:
“The Glorious Ressurection of Christ”