And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me. (Luke 22:19)
The bread of communion symbolizes the body of Jesus, which was broken for us through His sufferings. He not only died for us on the Cross, but also He bore thirty-nine stripes on His back by
which we are healed (1 Peter 2:24). Partaking of communion should remind us of the emotional and physical salvation Jesus provided for us.
The Lord’s Supper comes from a part of the Passover meal that was celebrated only once a year. However, the early Christian church took communion weekly and sometimes daily. There is no
specific frequency of the Lord’s Supper prescribed in Scripture.
As we take communion, we are solemnly remembering the Lord’s death, as well as our union with Him in that death. We died with Him and then rose with Him to the eternal life we now enjoy (Col. 1:12). Partaking of the bread is partaking of healing and wholeness because His body was broken so ours could be whole. Partaking of the wine is partaking of His righteousness, which His shed blood imparted to us.
Communion is one of the most powerful professions of your faith in the redemptive work of Jesus, and 1 Corinthians 11:27 tells us that you should not take it lightly. Today, remember the miraculous way Jesus saved you and transformed your life. And whenever you have the opportunity or feel the unction to take communion, make it the special time with the Lord He intended it to be.