>Let Us Drink Wine

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Let us break bread together on our knees,
let us break bread together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees,
let us drink wine together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees,
let us praise God together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if we were to actually take communion in this manner? Obviously, it would be a logistical nightmare. But, think of the lessons we could learn; particularly lessons in respect and humility.

Picture it with me… a room full of people partaking of the bread and the cup, on their knees. Once that is complete, the praising would begin. Not the rowdy arms-in-the-air, hallelujia shouting type of praise. Rather, the humble-hearted reverent worship that happens when our hearts (and possibly heads, shoulders and knees) are bowed before the Bright and Morning Star. Quite a picture, isn’t it? Kind of makes me feel uncomfortable and “put into place”. Good. That’s what it should feel like.

The Communion experience should be celebrated, that is a given. It should also be approached with an attitude of respect and humility. More like a wedding than a college fraternity keg party. Seriously, we’re participating in a sacred supper that reminds us of the humanity of our salvation. We should celebrate that Christ’s blood covered our sins, and that because of him we as Christians will spend eternity with our heavenly Father. We should also be reverent of the fact that that man was God in the flesh. He was perfect in deed and in heart. If anyone didn’t deserve the death penalty it was Him. And yet, he laid down his life for us because that’s what was demanded of Him by His (and OUR) Father.

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~ by pe2nia1 on January 17, 2011.

 
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