Yesterday during our worship gathering with the Columbia Church of Christ, the following was story was read as we began sharing the bread and wine, the body and blood of Jesus, our Savior:
Though I have heard and given many of Lord’s Supper meditations, there is on that is firmly fixed in my mind: An elderly man in a church I was attending stood one Sunday to give his meditation. He slowly made his way to the pulpit and then slowly spoke these words…
“When I was a younger man I thought when I would be aged that I would be done with sin. Now as an old man I realize that sin is more powerful to me today than ever before. That is why I need this cup and this bread. That is why I need communion. That is why I need a Savior, and that is why I am thankful for what my Savior has done.”
It is with those simple words that the man sat down and together we worshiped in a time of true communion.
Then we sang the hymn There Is A Fountain. Here is a video of Selah singing this hymn with scenes from Jesus’ passion.
And that is why I love gathering with the church for worship and why I need to gather with the church in worship where we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes (cf. 1 Cor 11:26). For I too am a sinner and need reminding of God’s grace, the story of Jesus, our Savior, which offers the promise that sin is not the final word.
So remember this throughout the week. There is another word after sin and it’s written in the blood of Jesus… Salvation!