Healing is Closer Than You May Think
WHOSOEVER MINISTRY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST·TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
Do you sometimes wonder why we take Communion to remember the Last Supper which Jesus and His Disciples participated? In Matthew 26:26-28 Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples saying, “Take and eat, this is my body.” Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, he gave it to them saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
When you pick up the bread wafer you are holding what Jesus represents as His body which was broken, beaten and bruised so we can be healed, and made whole. When you eat the bread, you are releasing your faith to receive His health and wholeness in exchange for your sickness, lack and disease.
Similarly, the cup represents Jesus’ blood, shed for the forgiveness of our sins’
(Colossians 1:14). When you drink from the cup, be aware that this represents the fact that Jesus paid the price for all of your mistakes, blunders, mishaps, and the neglect of God and His word in your life. The cup, the wine represents total forgiveness of your sins through Jesus’ finished work on the Cross.
Recently, I had discomfort in my back on the upper right side. After living with the discomfort for a day or two, it occurred to me to take Communion right away. I did and, the pain left very quickly. I had forgotten that I had a choice. I had been needlessly suffering because I had not exercised my faith, until by faith, I took Communion at home, alone with the Lord. Once again, I was reminded that in the middle of pain, symptoms and lack, taking Communion works!
Just know that the price has been paid, and God wants us to realize that Communion is another precious blessing that is there for the taking.
Join us sometime, there is always room at the table.
Love, Pastor Massey