Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Indeed!

Deuteronomy 15 and 16 are filled with additional reminders from God that his children need to preserve traditions and remember where they've come from and to whom they belong.

I believe these chapters reveal that God wants his people to participate in celebrations and observances of his work in our lives and histories. I think specifically about his New Testament admonition to observe what we call The Lord's Supper or Communion. The breaking of bread and drinking of wine in sacred remembrance of the body and blood of Christ that were sacrificed for us, is a special privilege afforded to those who have received God's gift of salvation.

As The Lord reminded his children to recall their captivity in Egypt when they came into the Promised Land, our celebration of Communion is a reminder to us that when Christ's body was broken and his blood was shed, we were released from captivity to sin.

Tonight, I pray that God will be pleased with my daily "remembering" of all that he's done for me as I pause to reflect, pray, and praise Him. I also hope that every opportunity for the celebration of Communion will bring him glory and honor and the awareness that I am so grateful to be free indeed.

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