Here is my communion message from this morning…
The Christian faith offers those who believe so many things. It offers salvation, restored relationship with God and forgiveness of sin. But one of the great things it offers is hope.
It doesn’t take much to look at the world today to see there are a lot of people who are sadly lacking hope in their lives. We as Christians need to share this hope that we have.
For us we know that no matter what happens to us in this life God is on control. When the storms of life come against us and we are like a boat being tossed on the ocean, we can be assured that we are safely in the palm of God’s hands and anchored firmly to Him. Wherever we go or whatever we do, He is right there with us guiding, leading and protecting.
The hope we have in Christ is not just contained to the here and now. We also have a future hope. We have a hope of spending eternity with the Lord. It is always difficult to describe what heaven is like but the Bible gives us some hints.
- Firstly, it will be eternal, forever and ever and ever and then some. As the words of amazing grace say, “When we have been there 10,00 years we have only just begun”;
- Secondly, it will be a place where there is no sickness or disease, a place where there will no wars or fighting only perfect unity, it will be a place where everyone feels good about themselves, it will be a place where we will not struggle with sin; and
- Finally, and best of all, it will be a place where we will see our Lord face to face. And that will be a great day when we hear those eternal words, “Well done good and faithfully servant”.
So today as we celebrate communion let us not only remember Jesus and what He did for us some 2000 years ago, but let us remember and take hope in the things He is yet to do.