Yesterday’s communion talk prompt was Isaiah 9:6-7: “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace….He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.” Then the question, “Who are we communing with?”
We come together to commune with one another. The church. Our family. And just like every family has a head, the head of our church family is Jesus. Who is Jesus? He is our Savior and Redeemer. He has rescued us and brought us back from the slavery of sin. He is our Lord and King. He created the earth and rules over it with love, wisdom, and mercy. He is the Living Water and Bread of Life. Everything we need to be sustained can be found in Him. He is the Prince of Peace. In Him, we can find peace that passes understanding, a true inner peace no matter what life brings us. There are so many names and descriptions for Him in scripture. Each one brings new meaning to who He is and what He does for us, what He brings to us. As the song says, “He is my everything, He is my all.”
So who are we communing with? Our Everything. Our All. The One whose Spirit should fill our entire being. The One who created us. Who loves us. Who died for us.