I have been binge-watching a few series lately. During a particular show a character knelt before the clergy to receive the bread for communion as part of the story line. A couple weeks ago, our church also celebrated communion. The serving trays were passed, we took the elements, and remembered what Christ did for us.
Watching the television show, I wondered, would we take the communion elements so casually if we had to kneel before Christ to receive them?
When we pass those serving trays we are kneeling before the throne of God and admitting we cannot be saved without Jesus. Our participation in taking communion says to our neighbors that we know and have accepted Jesus as the only way to Heaven and He is our Savior.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).
As the simple items of bread and grape juice are served to us, the attitude in our heart and soul determines whether they have transformed into the holy representation of Christ or if they remain a small piece of bread and a small cup of grape juice.
Each morning we are given a choice, will we kneel before Jesus or will we just grumble as we get out of bed to begin our day? It may not be practical to have communion each day to remember, but we can kneel before our Bread of Life (John 6:35) and find ourselves blessed in the process.
Give us each day our daily bread (Luke 11:3).