As I participated in communion this past Sunday I thought about how someone had to take the time to prepare the trays of bread and juice beforehand so that we could engage in this important part of the worship service.
Then I moved on to the thought that Jesus had to make preparations as well. He had to lay down his life on the cross in order to pay for our sins. His broken body and shed blood made it possible for us to be forgiven.
Those who have accepted Jesus as their savior are prepared to stand before God. We are reminded of this wonderful truth every time we take communion.
“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”—Romans 5:9.