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Picture ImPerfect Week 2- Day 5

Lynn Bettes Picture ImPerfect Devotional

“In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”  1 Corinthians [11:25]-26

Do you enjoy taking communion? Does the bread, the juice, and the time of reflection cause you to be refreshed on your journey of faith?

Across all 14 Woodside campuses, we break bread together at the communion table once each month—typically on the first Sunday. This is a time for believers of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomics, to reflect upon the love of God displayed by Jesus on the cross.

Jesus desires that each time a member of His church participates in the Lord’s Supper, that we would think of Him. That we would reflect upon His love, and His mercy, and His grace for sinners like us. And He desires that we would be refreshed!

What’s interesting for us to consider when taking communion is that while the experience is deeply personal—it is not private. Communion is an experience shared by the body of Christ. When brothers and sisters in Christ receive the communion elements, we are called to consider our sin, to reflect upon Jesus’s sacrificial death, and to reflect on our personal story of redemption through Christ. When we do this consistently, we are bound together not simply in a religious practice, but in the unity we share in Jesus Christ.

Father, may I see clearly the significance of what Jesus did for me on the cross. As we break bread together at the table of communion, please refresh my soul, and the souls of my faith family. Amen.

For Further Reading
1 Corinthians [11:23]-26