Believe: Christmas Devotions

Day 20: Holy Communion

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.  Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it all of you.  This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” 

If we have lived long enough we have seen Christmas traditions change in our family.  For some, it is a joyous time and for others it’s painful.  Regardless of the reason, the truth is that holiday traditions change. 

Jesus, before his death, gifted a tradition to us that never changes.  He gave us a tradition that we can do anytime whether we are alone or gathered around the table with others.  Holy Communion is a treasured tradition commemorating the body and blood of Jesus Christ through his death on the cross.  Jesus, died and conquered death, to make a way for the forgiveness of our sins and for us to personally know God our Father in Heaven.  Jesus is the only reason we don’t have to perform ceremonies and traditions to know God and his birth is the only reason we celebrate Christmas.  This Christmas, cherish the old traditions and enjoy the new.  Treasure Jesus and the life he gave for you.  Give thanks to Jesus this Christmas through Holy Communion!

 

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