It’s time to bring the Communion Table to the kitchen table.
In a time of crisis and uncertainty, we’re being told to stay in our homes. As we follow the directive, let’s make sure our home is a place where all who reside within it can truly find safe shelter, peace, comfort, and hope.
While you’re looking for activities to pass the time, start by choosing a Source that will set the tone.
Read the Psalms that speak of our Father’s great care for us…
The Great Shepherd in Psalm 23.
The Angel who camps around us, and the God Who is near us in Psalm 34.
The Refuge and Fortress of Psalm 46, Who invites us to ‘be still and know that He is God.’
The Shelter, Refuge, and Rescuer of Psalm 91.
The One who watches over us continually, and is our shade and helper in Psalm 121.
The One Who knit us together in our mothers’ womb, Who is with us no matter where we go, and who knows every single thought and word and sigh and cry in Psalm 139.
He is the same One Who became our Passover Lamb, our sacrifice, our redeemer, our protector and our hope.
Passover celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
This year, Passover will begin while we are in this season of “shelter in place”.
In Luke 22 we read of ‘The Last Supper’, where the sacrament of Communion was instituted by Jesus, as He described how His Body would be broken and His Blood would be shed for our deliverance.
Bring the Communion Table, to your kitchen table.
Use whatever solid food you have that can be “broken” to represent the bread, the Body of Jesus Christ, broken for you.
Be reminded “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5)
Use whatever juice or liquid you have on hand to represent the Cup, the Blood of Jesus Christ, shed for you.
For the remission of sins, for without the shedding of Jesus’ Blood there is no forgiveness of our sin (Hebrews 9:22)
And, to remind us of His ability to deliver from plagues, as with Moses, who observed the Passover with the children of Israel. (Genesis 12:7,13 & Hebrews 11:28).
Our world may be changing.
The Blood has never lost its power…..and never will.
The Blood can wash away your sin, make you whole again, like no other fount we know.
We may be sacrificing, yet what a sacrifice – that saved our lives – the Blood that is our victory.
The Prince of Peace is our source of peace in these troubled times.
Bring the Communion Table to your table, your home, your family, your heart.
In doing so, we just might create the ultimate ‘safe shelter’ within every single home.