I endeavor to come to the communion table with complete focus on the Lord’s sacrifice in order to be sure I never take this remembrance in a causal way or without the respect it should be given.

 “Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.” — I Corinthians 11:27

It is important to avoid the frequent taking of communion becoming a rote event. When I come to this time, I am constantly looking for new depths and meanings.

Many words have been written regarding the covenant we have with God when we accept the blood sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus, as He shed His blood on the cross. Covenant is defined as a “formal, solemn, and binding agreement.” It may be written or verbal. We are blessed to be heirs of the covenant of salvation.

When we pause and with great reverence remember His sacrifice, then we do have great cause to celebrate as we take communion. Let us always be alert to the deep meaning of communion.

© Peggy Park

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