For communion, today I want to read a passage from Colossians 1. In my NLT Bible, it is titled, “Christ is Supreme”.
15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. 18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. 19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
As I said the heading in my NLT Bible for this passage is Christ is Supreme. This means He is far above all other things. The word supreme means the highest in rank or authority when talking about leadership. When used in terms of ability it means very great or the greatest. Synonyms for supreme are leading, chief, foremost, principal, premiere, sovereign. It can also mean extraordinary, remarkable, phenomenal, incomparable, unparalleled, utmost. These are all great words that we can use to describe our wonderful Saviour.
Jesus said for us to take communion in remembrance of Him. When I remember Jesus at communion, I remember the supreme one. He is the supreme one who came into this world from eternity in heaven. He is the visible image of the invisible God, He is the one who all things were created by and through, He is far above all rulers and thrones, He holds all things together, He is head of the church, He is the one who God used to reconcile the world to Himself. He did this by His shed blood on the cross.
Jesus died on the cross for you and me. He died to pay the price for our sin. The supreme one left the glories for you and me. He loved you that much. He loves you that much. The supreme one did this for you. Let us remember Him and what He has done today.