Believe: 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.” Matthew 26: 26-28
If you have lived long enough, you have seen family holiday traditions change. There are many reasons why the changes occur and everyone at some point in their lives will experience it. Sometimes the change is expected and welcomed and other times it is not. One thing is certain, things change and our holiday traditions are not excluded.
But unlike holiday traditions, there is one tradition that never changes. Holy Communion is a treasured tradition honoring the body and blood of Jesus Christ that he sacrificed for you through his death on the cross. Jesus, when he died and conquered death, made a way for you to receive forgiveness of your sins and to personally know the Father in Heaven. Jesus knew life would be hard and full of change, so he taught us a way to remember him and his great love for you that led him to the cross and the power that raised him from the dead. He wants you to remember that despite what your holiday traditions look like this year, what he did for you on the cross will never change. Your holiday traditions may change but Jesus never changes. This Christmas, cherish the memories of traditions past and enjoy the new. Treasure Jesus and the life he gave for you. Give thanks to Him this Christmas through Holy Communion.
Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 13:20-21