August 16, 2015
After three weeks of the Gospel of John, chapter 6, hearing about, thinking about, and pondering about who Jesus is as the bread of life, we finally get a rather concrete nod and connection to Holy Communion. As Jesus says in verse 53: “... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”
Strong word - unless! True, but these words also contain a promise. God’s promise that as we eat and drink, we do have life in us. As we “chomp” on Jesus, he clings to us as inseparably as food does in our systems. Meaning life now AND life forever.
Every week, I am thankful and humbled that the church hears: “the body of Christ, given for you.” “the blood of Christ, shed for you.” “remember how much God loves you!” How awesome! How assuring! How hopeful!