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Communion For the
Physically Challenged


Jesus said, "Do this, in remembrance of Me"
Luke 22:19

Our Lord, our God, does not live within space and time, as we know it.  He is not bound by our rules, our laws, and He has none of our limitations.  When and how we respond, is less important, as we understand that time and space are nothing to Him.   When we receive the Son, we are – in Him, for all eternity.

He revealed to His prophet (Isaiah 40:12) that to God, that the space-time continuum of our universe is like a "span" (or half-cubit, the distance across a man’s hand).  The vastness of outer space (though large to us) is small to Him.  To Almighty God, "1000 years is like a day, and a day is like 1000 years" (Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8).  Time, so important to us, is nothing to our Lord.  (Billions of light years are just a moment).

Jesus Christ "died for all" (2 Corinthians 5:15), and He performed this act for us, while we were still his enemies ("sinners" - Romans 5:8).  The "saved", who are rescued by Him, will include people "out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation" (Revelation 4:9), indicating His cross has made provision for all people of all time.  His forgiveness reaches across time, and into the hearts of men.  We don’t have to fully understand - we merely receive.

There is no time or space limitation for those who are in Him, and therefore you and I are together, right now, partaking as one, in Him.

In the act of communion, our God reminds us, "I died for you."   Our taking of the bread (which represents His body, given for us), and the liquid (which represents His blood, shed for you and me), is a response that says, "We receive You."

It is not when you receive that is important, for there is no time, in eternity, in the presence of God.  When you receive, when I receive, it is all one, as we are one, in Him.

Break a cracker, or tear off a piece of bread, and hold it for a moment.  If you are with someone, share with them, as well.  If you cannot do the breaking, have someone break it for you.  If you cannot do it, and are alone, then just receive Him in your heart.  (The reality is in the heart).

Lord, bless these elements for our use, and let us see the reality of Christ, in them.

(Let us partake together).

Heavenly Father, we receive the body of our Lord Jesus, broken for us.

Lord, we receive You now.  Take us, Lord, for we are Yours.  Forgive us our sins, Lord, and completely fill our lives.  Touch us with Your love, and fill us with Your Spirit.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

Now, pour yourself some wine.  If wine is not right for you; pour some grape juice.  If you don’t have grape juice, use water (Jesus referred to the work of God in our lives as "living water" by which we are refreshed and made new - John 4:10-14).  If you cannot partake, then just receive Him in your heart.

Just as Jesus said "Take, eat, this is My Body" (Matthew 26:26), He also commanded, for the cup, "Drink from it, all of you" (Matthew 26:27).

(Let us partake together).  Please join with me:

I receive You, Lord Jesus, for You gave Your life for me.  I thank You, Father, that Jesus died in my place, and in Him, I am acceptable in Your Sight.  I receive You, my Savior, and give you my life - Your Life for mine.  I am Yours, Lord, and hallelujah, You are mine.  I love You, my Lord.  In Jesus Name. Amen.

Ron Beckham, Pastor
Friday Study Ministries


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