“When We Meet In Sweet Communion”

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt stands as a monument to the pride of Pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid’s base covers 13 acres. It is estimated to contain 2.3 million blocks of stone, each weighing from 2 to 15 tons. Some 100,000 men spent 20 years in its construction. But the elements have worn away at its surface and thieves have stolen its treasures.

How unlike the memorial Jesus instituted for his death. Instead of being located in a far off place that most will never see, it is always near. Instead of requiring tons of stone susceptible to erosion, it simply requires some unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine. Instead of thousands of men laboring years to build, it is commemorated by millions of men and women the world over each Lord’s Day. They devote their hearts and minds to the Man on the cross. They contemplate his love, his sacrifice, and his forgiveness. They commune, not only with him, but with all those who are his. They share a Savior who suffered and died for each one. They are reminded of what is truly important. For this time the disagreements and distractions, the egos and enticements are set aside. There is to be no recognition of rich or poor, black or white, male or female. Every eye is on him. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).

When you meet in sweet communion this Lord’s Day and on those to follow, go back in your mind’s eye to that day on Golgotha (Matthew 27). No humble and honest heart that weekly visits the cross can remain haughty and hateful. Remember the One who loved you and gave himself for you. Remember the One who shed his blood for the cleansing of your sin. Remember the crown of thorns on his head, the nails in his hands and feet, the spear in his side. Remember the jeers he suffered from the crowd and the separation he suffered from his Father. Truly remember him and see if you can look at life and people in the same way as before.

It is sweet, it is simple and it is sure to change your life. “While we feast, Christ gently whispers, ‘Do this in My memory’ “.

Brad Fry

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