January 27, 2014
It has long been the part I love most of being a pastor - celebrating Holy Communion with folks. Watching people receive the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is amazing. What joy fills so many hearts as they open their hands to receive what Jesus promises is his own body as sacrifice, remembrance, and assurance.
Part of what is so enjoyable is talking with young folks about receiving that sacrament. Listening to their questions. Trying to help them understand, even when I can’t always understand it myself. Seeing their enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and desire to be filled.
While I certainly agree that there should not have to be any waiting to receive a sacrament or means of grace, when that has been the custom and young folks are “educated” to receive, it’s a pretty awesome thing to be a part of.
The body of Christ given for you. The blood of Christ shed for you. For you! Amazing grace!!