Friday, November 16, 2012

Communion

This past weekend, we were able to celebrate Communion at Grace.  We take practice a "3 Part" Communion in which we reflect on everything that Jesus has done, is currently doing, and will do in the future.  The night is a very powerful journey of reflection and focusing on Jesus.  


We start out our night by focusing on Jesus and the price He paid for us on the cross.  We spend time reflecting and also asking God to forgive us of anything that we have allowed to get in the way of our relationship with Him.



We move on to the next part of the journey which is a "foot washing."  We do this as families.  The foot washing represents our daily need for Jesus.  It helps us to realize that we can allow things to get in the way of our relationship with Him and we need to be cleansed of those things.  It also is a sign of humility.  When Jesus washing His disciples feet in John 13 He was taking on the role of a servant and doing what no one else really wanted to do.  It's a great example for us all to follow.  Also, doing it as a family gave families a time to focus on each other and pray together.




We then moved to a "Thankfulness Journey" ... a time in which we read 7 different things on gratitude and thankfulness and we asked to reflect on how we could be more grateful in our lives and if there was someone or something we had been taking for granted.  



After the "Thankfulness Journey" we moved to taking the "Bread and the Cup."  This is a time of reflection on Jesus paying the penalty for our sin on the cross.  Jesus said that every time we do this, we do it to remember Him. (1 Corinthians 11:23 - 25)  It's an incredibly powerful thing to focus on.





After the Bread and Cup, we enjoyed a meal together looking ahead to heaven and us being with Jesus.  You can read about that in Revelation 19:6 - 9.  



We then celebrate!  The Bible says "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" (Revelation 19:9)  If we're blessed, we want to celebrate that so we worship and dance and, this time, even dropped confetti!  It was awesome!



The night was a very powerful night and I'm so thankful that we take time to remember and reflect on these things.  I always leave feeling more blessed and thankful.


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