When you are thinking about the Lord’s Supper, what thoughts cross your mind, are you thinking about the Lord or what you are going to do after Church services. Do you think about what kind of sacrifice was made for you or the notification that just came in on your cell phone.
I am going to make a suggestion, think about your covenant, your agreement with God. Do you remember when you became a Christian, and you promised God you would honor Him by living as a Christian should?
The agreement was fairly simple, He agreed to be your God. You agreed to be His child. The Lord’s Supper is a meal you partake of, that also reflects your covenant with God, do this in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:24.
The Lord’s Supper is a great time to examine our lives. Am I keeping my end of the agreement? The supper can be a moment of great resolve, to be all that we can be for the Lord. A time specifically set aside once a week to reflect on our relationship.
Think about the body of the Lord. All that He did, He did with His body. How does He impact the world today? Through His body, the Church, as it says in 1 Corinthians 12:27, "Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
As you partake of the bread, you might want to think about some things. Do you realize that God has given you certain abilities He wants you to use in His body? Are you doing your part in the body of Christ? Are you helping Christ impact the world today?
The bread you partake of is symbolic of His body. As you share in that bread today are you sharing Him with others? Are there others you could share Him with? Think about those who are yet thirsty and hungry for an answer to their soul’s deepest longing. Share the Lord.
Think about the blood of the Lord. As you partake of the fruit of the vine, it might be a good time to ask the Lord to help you to never do anything that would show a lack of appreciation for His spilled blood. You might ask Him to help you show Him more each day how much His blood really means to you.
Think about the communion you share with Christ and the entire body of Christ. It is a wonderful thought to realize that on the Lord’s day there is really just one bread being partaken of by the entire body of Christ. Take time to think of all the wonderful people you are in communion with in the body of Christ.
Some of the people that you have shared communion with have passed on. Some are sitting near you today and are a great blessing to you. Some of them are across continents thanking God for your fellowship with them in the gospel. Some of them you have not met and likely will not meet until the resurrection. Thank Jesus for His sacrifice which brought you into communion with the people of God.
These are just a few thoughts that we can reflect on during the Lord’s Supper. Take this time to reflect on our relationship with Christ. So that we partake of the Lord's Supper in a manner that is pleasing to Him.