In many churches around the world, there is an essence of shared experience that we go through...
There is fellowship, prayer, singing, teaching, offering, invitational
And all of those components to the experience help move US closer to God.
But the Lord’s Supper is different, isn’t it?
While all of these forms of worship move US towards God, Communion is unique in that it isn’t about us and what we do that is so important, but it is what we receive here that frames the moment
While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
The words of Jesus reflect that it is HIS actions, HIS giving to us.
We understand how we do something, taking the bread and cup but we may not see how God does anything.But during Communion, God does something-He acts.
We do not come to the table to learn something with our minds---we come to meet God. God and people meet here and something happens.
Here we touch eternity. Here God gives love, forgiveness and grace and we receive.
He graces us, and for a moment we are in the presence of the Almighty reaching out to us. Heaven meets earth, like a wet sloppy kiss. There is an essence of God meeting us here on this plane, this moment and reality and it is real and it is present.
In prayer we go to God. In the Lord's Supper He comes to us.
In the moments you get to experience Communion, focus on the knowledge that God through Jesus is reaching out to you and asking you to remember, asking you to experience His presence and feel His love.