As I lay the communion elements on the table this morning I asked the Lord how He would like for me to celebrate this time with Him.
After blessing the communion elements I broke the cracker and the crumbs spilled onto the table.
Looking at the crumbs reminded me of the story of the Syro-Phoenician woman (Mark -30) who came to Jesus asking Him to heal her daughter.
Jesus responds that it was not right to give the children’s bread to the dogs (non-covenant people).
She replies with, "Even the dogs eat the crumbs from under the table."
As a believer in Jesus, I am a covenant child and no longer have to settle for the crumbs of pleading, begging and hoping Jesus will hear my prayers. I have been given the bread of life from His table and need to partake of what He has laid before me.
As I ate from His table, I celebrated His broken body that gives healing for my body.
The Old Testament tells us that the life of the body is in the blood. (Leviticus 17:11) The new life that I now live is because of Jesus' life’s blood poured out for me. So, I drank of His life in me, the life found only in His blood. Amen!
Blessings on your day!