Communion Meditation: November 2016

In Exodus 16:4 we read, “Then the Lord said unto Moses: Behold , I will cause it to rain bread from heaven for you and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion.”

For all 40 years in the desert God was with Moses, Aaron, and the Children of Israel. Even though the Children of Israel were disobedient at times, God still took care of his people. Even though Aaron made a graven idol before the people and Almighty God himself, God still caused him to be the first High Priest. Even though Moses had fits of anger at times God still used him to lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt. In the same way, even though we are imperfect sinners, God still cares for us.

In John 6:35 Yeshua says to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

He continues in verse 47, “Amen amen. I tell you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. This is the one that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat and not die.”

John 6:27,29 Tells us that we are not to labor for food that spoils but for the food that endures to eternal life. “Yeshua answered them saying ‘This is the work of God, to trust in the one who sent him.'”

Romans 3:23 tells us that “all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God,” but Romans 5:8 tells us “God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.”

God loved us so much that he gave up his only son to be a sin offering upon a cross. For He who knew no sin, Jesus Christ, became sin, that through Him we might become the righteousness of God.

As we take communion this morning, let us examine our hearts. We are an imperfect church, full of sinners, saved by the Grace of God.  We too at times have turned to our own way, yet God laid the iniquity of us all upon the One who is sinless and blameless.