What I Read Today:
2 Corinthians 10; Mark 14; Ezekiel 28; Proverbs 23-24; 1 Kings 4
Do you think about what we’re doing when you take Holy Communion? Do you take in what it is we celebrate? Look at Jesus words:
Mark 14 vs. 22, “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” NIV
Jesus starts by saying, “This is my body.” Jesus gave his body for us. Jesus voluntarily came to earth on our behalf. Jesus left his heavenly body and his place in heaven with the father in perfection and lived in a body of imperfection so that you and I could live. The body Jesus is speaking about is the one he lived in for 33 years. It is the body that ascended to heaven to give each of us a path to our eternal father.
Mark 14 vs. 23-24, “Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.” NIV
Next, Jesus talks about his blood. The precious blood that Jesus poured out for you and me. The blood of Jesus that paid the price for our sins. The blood that cleanses us from everything we’ve ever done against God and man.
It is the very blood of God himself that sets us free from Sin and the power of the devil, death, and hell. Jesus willingly gave his blood for you and me. Jesus did that out of his great love for all of God’s creation and especially for humanity.
This blood proclaims that the new covenant has arrived. The New Covenant of peace with God. The New Covenant of forgiveness and mercy. The New Covenant of God’s love that Jesus showers upon all human beings.
Take a moment and meditate on these things the next time you sit and take Holy Communion!