The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:16
Have you made up your mind about communion yet? It's important, because communion is all about Christ Jesus.
Communion reminds us of the road He took through the cross to the grave and the vic-
tory of the resurrection, and it invites us to follow Him. It demands that we make a stand. It calls us to be committed. It questions the core of who we are, forcing us to look into the deepest places of our hearts and ask ourselves, Do I really believe this?
Have I made up my mind about Jesus? Have I decided that this is my road?
You know, I do funerals from time to time, and I like to ask the people who come, Do you believe this Jesus thing? Is it real to you?
I hope that you believe today. I hope that you are not like Martha when her brother Lazarus died, telling Jesus, Oh, if you had only been here. Where have you been? I hope instead that you hear Jesus' response-I am the resurrection and the life, and he who believes in me, though he may die, yet shall he live.
No matter what you are facing today, even if you are facing death, communion reminds us that it isn't over until Jesus says it's over. He is the resurrection and the life. He is the one who faced death head on and won. He is the victory, our champion who now holds the keys to death, hell, and the grave.
Do you believe these things? And if you don't believe these things, then what do you believe? If you don't have someone who conquered death for you, then what is your hope? Do you really think you can conquer it for yourself?
Maybe you're saying to yourself today, I think I believe it, but how do I know?
You know you believe something when you take action on it. If you believe it, then you live it, proclaim it, and profess it.
And right there is the proof of whether we take communion and Jesus Christ seriously-that it shows in our actions as we live out our faith every day, communing with Him in everything we do.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
I do take You seriously, and I thank You for everything You have done for me! Please help me every day as I live out what I believe, putting action to my faith and taking You into every part of my life.