which includes Christ Church Drouin, St. James Jindivick, Amberlea Aged Care and Lyrebird Village for the Aged.
As the body of Christ, we have a mission to:• Follow Christ’s example of faith, worship and prayer• Be visible representatives of Christ• Be of service to those in need• Encourage the growth of God’s family• Spread God’s message of Grace and Love
Today when we take communion, we sit and reflect back on Jesus’ sacrifice. We are told to examine ourselves and take the elements with a prayerful attitude. But when the disciples drank the wine and ate the bread they didn’t have our perspective. They couldn’t consider the sacrifice Jesus had made. They didn’t understand that His blood would cleans their sins. They didn’t know that His body was about to be reduced to an open bloody mess. They didn’t believe He really was going to die
Jesus was giving them one final personal gift. He took the time that day, knowing what lay just hours ahead, to give them something special. Something they would treasure for the rest of their lives. Yes, His sacrifice was the greatest gift He EVER bestowed on anyone. But this gift was the one He wanted on their minds when they thought of Him. Not the picture of the Romans beating Him to a pulp. Or the sound of the nails being driven into His hands and feet. Or the crowd’s cry for His death. But the FULLY INFORMED WILLING offer of His own body and blood for everyone in that room, and for us today. He shared so lovingly with His disciples His TRUE love; His free choice to walk the road of pain and suffering for ME. “This is my body, which is given for you.” “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
Thank You Lord Jesus for personally thinking of us on that day. The day that You could easily have said, “No thanks” to. The day when any one of us would have run the other way. But You didn’t. Out of love You left took our place. And out of love You left us with a better reminder. Thank You
If I walked with Jesus-by Annette Vincent