Hello everyone! I thank the Lord for this opportunity to share mv thoughts about ‘Holy Communion’ with you all. Communion simply refers to an act of sharing or exchanging. The term Communion is derived from the Latin word ‘Communio’ which means ‘Sharing in common.’ In the spiritual context, it refers to an act of worship to God where sacred bread and wine will be consumed by the believers of Jesus Christ.
I have been a part of the Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) ministry for several years, and I would like to mention one of the questions that I had learnt about Communion in that. – In Communion, what is symbolized by the bread and the cup?” The answer is, The bread represents the body of Jesus, and the cup represents His blood which He shed for our sins.” This answer is based on the scripture portion from 1 Corinthians 11:24-25 – “24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, -This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.“”
Holy Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is taken in remembrance of what our Savior
and Lord Jesus Christ has done for us on the Cross. At the cross, God took all of our sicknesses
and diseases and put them on Jesus’ originally perfect and healthy body, so that we can walk in
divine health. The Bible says by His stripes, we are healed.
There is healing in the bread when you partake in Holy Communion in remembrance of what Jesus did on the cross. In Luke 22:20. Jesus tells us, “20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, -This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Apostle Paul tells us that the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness of sins.
Taking part in the Holy Communion is one of the most significant spiritual experiences of being born again. Jesus’ blood shed on the cross gives us right standing before God, and we can go boldly into God’s presence. Five years ago, I had a sudden urge in me that wanted me to be baptized. I shared my desire with my family, and after much prayers and confirmation from the Lord, I was baptized on Easter Day in the year 2016. It was one of the most blessed days of my life. Taking part in my first communion service on the day when we celebrated the risen Savior was an absolute honor.
I would also like to share another question that I learnt from the Junior Bible Quiz. “What four things should we do when we participate in the Communion. service?”‘ The answer is,
- Remember Jesus’ death.
- Look forward to His return.
- Examine our relationship with God.
- Enjoy fellowship with Jesus and our fellow Christians.
In conclusion, I would like to encourage each of you that we have hope in God, and every time,
we take part in communion, it is remembering the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross.