Communion means many things; some examples are closeness, or intimacy, where you know someone very well and you share secrets. It can also mean celebrating together, by eating together.
As believers in the LORD Jesus Christ, we celebrate Communion at church by eating small crackers and drinking grape juice to thank the LORD Jesus for dying for us on the cross and taking all the bad, and giving us all the good when He rose again!
Jesus held the Last Supper (Communion) with His disciples the evening before He died on the cross for the whole world (John 3:16).
“And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is My body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me.’ “ (Luke 22:19)
As believers, we eat the cracker which stands for Jesus’ precious body broken for our healing, and we drink a bit of grape juice symbolizing His glorious blood spilled for the forgiveness and cleansing of our sins.
Only those of us who have received Jesus as our Savior have the right to take part in this very special ceremony that celebrates Jesus’ victory over the defeated enemy!
Have you received Jesus as your Savior and celebrated Jesus’ victory? What does taking communion mean to you?