TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
“…the Lord Jesus on the night when He was betrayed…”
1 Corinthians 11:23 ESV
CHRISTMAS REMINDS US JESUS CAME TO A BROKEN WORLD
A mom shared her story of going to Kroger as a family one night. She said, “When we got to the juice aisle, our six-year-old, Joshua said, ‘Mom, can we get some grape juice?’ I was surprised as I have never purchased grape juice for the kids to drink, only apple and orange. I said, ‘Josh, do you even like grape juice?’ He replied, ‘Yeah, it tastes like community.’ We nearly lost it laughing in the grocery because we knew he meant, ‘It tastes like communion.’ After a moment’s thought, I realized Josh’s association of grape juice with communion was accurate. It is all about community. Thanks be to God!”
On the night Jesus was betrayed by Judas, He instituted the Lord’s supper. It is easy to identify Judas as the one who betrayed Jesus because he was the one who revealed Jesus’ location and sold Him out. But ultimately, everyone in God’s creation sinned and betrayed God as our Creator.
So much of Jesus’ most important ministry centered around meals and gatherings. There is something about community that can be empowering and life changing. As you celebrate the holidays this year, what reminders do you already have that we live in a broken world? What does communion say about those reminders you listed?