Apr 8, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-Humbled


On the evening of Palm Sunday our church observed the Lord's Supper. Some people call it “Communion” some call itEucharist,” “Lord’s Supper,” “Lord’s Table,”or the “Last Supper". It depends on your religious affiliation to what you may call it but for me I simply call it "The Lord's Supper". 


 
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It's a time to reflect on what Jesus has done for us. I cannot participate in the Lord's Supper without crying.  For me it is such a humbling experience. When I think about what Christ done for me on the Cross I am truly humbled and to think that even if I'd been the ONLY person on the face of this earth He STILL would have given His life for just me! Overwhelming!

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At my church before we partake of the Lord's Supper our Pastor has a time for us all to evaluate our personal life and have a time of cleansing our hearts in preparation for the Lord's supper. We're given a guide to help us with our evaluation and ample time to go through each one on the list. I can assure you that you cannot be in a relationship with Jesus and these questions not having meaning in your life. Will my answer be YES or NO and what do I need to get right with the Lord within my heart and soul.

 
After a personal time of reflection our Lord's Supper begins. Our Pastor reminds those in attendance that the Lord's Supper is for those that are saved. For those that are not saved he simply ask that you listen and watch. Then our Pastor humbly kneels before the Deacons attending to the Lord's Supper to serve them. For me, this reflects how our Lord came to serve and not be served. He then prays for each one of our Deacons that is participating. This is such a sweet and precious time for those of us in attendance of the Lord's Supper. Then scripture is read before the taking of the bread representing Christ's broken body. Again Scripture is read before drinking of the juice representing the blood of Christ. 

Matthew 26:26-29

 
To think that Jesus took all of mankind's sin upon Himself and shed His blood for us is more than I can fathom. Imagining Him dying on a Cross at Calvary for ME is simply beyond my comprehension. It was a great time to have  the Lord's Supper as it prepared our hearts for Easter....Resurrection Sunday!

And of course Resurrection Sunday is just that! He arose from the grave and now sits on the right hand of the Father always interceding on our behalf.

Acts 1: 9-12 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,  who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
  
Did you catch that.....He will come in a like manner as he left......in a cloud!
  
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says,

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 says "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only". 

There is coming a day when God will lean over and tell His only Son...."SON, GO GET MY CHILDREN". 

  May we all be ready to meet our Lord!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

   

24 comments:

  1. Holy Spirit chills filled words spoken here today, my Friend! Yes...be ready for His return!

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    1. He is coming back for sure isn't He my friend? Been reading your blog daily my friend. Loved the story you shared today. I stopped by a store recently for a diet coke and had change in my hand. Got up to the counter and liked 7 cents having enough. A man standing behind me said, I got you covered mam! Just the little things in life make me smile!

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  2. Sweet post Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  3. I was raised a Methodist but joined the Catholic church several years ago. We say, "Lord, I am not worthy for you to enter under my roof, but if you say the word, I shall be healed." prior to receiving the Eucharist. As I reflect on that sentence, I too, am humbly brought to tears. What an awesome God, who has planned everything so perfectly, loves and gives his mercy to little old me! Thanks for sharing the check-list. Very good questions for personal devotion.

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    1. Awe...how sweet for you to share with me as well. Yes, the questions for me and actually being quiet to listen to His voice as I read really gives me a wake up call. Thanks so much for your sweet words.

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  4. Cindy, thank you so much for sharing about how the Lord's Supper is presented at your church. Ours is much the same, but I want to thank you for sharing the guide that your pastor gives for during your time of reflection. I clicked on the picture and enlarged it, then saved it to my hard drive. I love that whole concept.

    I am looking forward to pictures of your finished laundry room! :) I know it is going to be just gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Dianna

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    1. Thanks Dianna! It is a humbling experience for me. I think what really humbles besides the Lord giving up His all for my all is seeing how humble our Pastor is with this presentation. Just melts my old heart! The laundry room seems to be slow going right now. One thing is the TIME needed and then there is always that little green thing that seems to want to get in the way! LOL! God is good though and I am learning to be patient!

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  5. I like the way you explain this and the way you follow a written evaluation. That makes communion very special, I am sure. Wonderful thoughts!

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  6. Wonderful teachings, Cindy. Thanks for sharing the "evaluation guide"--it's a wonderful way to consider where we stand and how we live our lives. Thank you.

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  7. Wonderful post, Cindy, thank you!

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  8. Cindy, I really enjoyed reading this post as I always do with everything you write. Would it be possible to get a copy of the questionnaire that you fill out?
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks. I will scan a copy for you on Monday and send it to you in an email format.
      I love the evaluation as it truly helps me to focus on my old heart!

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  9. Hi Cindy, thank you for this beautiful post. It is a good lesson and reminder that we must always have our house in order as we do not know when the Lord will come. Thank you for sharing how your church does the Lord's Supper. We do communion very much the same and it is always a beautiful and special time. Wishing you a blessed weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. Thanks so much. It is indeed a sweet time.

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  10. Such a beautiful and heartwarming post, Cindy!

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  11. You are such a gifted writer....this post truly blessed me. Thank you for sharing it here.

    Blessings,
    Connie

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy