Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Celebration of Love


Valentine’s Day -- Celebration of Love

Communion - the Memorial of God’s Love

Rom 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Our communion bread tells the story of God’s Love.

1.

It is a round loaf – God’s love is without end.

Rom 8:39 ..”nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

2.

It is without leaven - Jesus was without sin , the Perfect Lamb

1Pe 1:19 “but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

3.

It is made with salt – flavour

Jesus life ‘flavoured’ the world with God’s love

If we partake of Christ we become the salt this world needs

Mat 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth..”

4.

It is made with Grain – “Bread of Life” – Jesus is our Bread from Heaven

Joh 6:33 “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

5.

It is made with Water – Jesus is our Water of Life

Joh 4:14 “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

6.

It is made with oil - symbolic of the Holy Spirit

Rom 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

7.

The loaf is pressed and baked , suffering – Jesus suffered for us

He was willing to suffer that He could help us in our suffering

Heb 2:18 “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”

8.

The loaf is pierced – as Jesus’ body was pierced for us

Joh 19:34 “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”

9.

The loaf is broken - until the loaf is broken it cannot give life

1Co 11:24 “and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my dear reader -- may your life be filled with love of family and friends

and the greatest Love of all -- God’s love for you !!!

6 comments:

ellen b. said...

It's nice to read the symbolism. Communion is always so good to celebrate. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Anneliese said...

Bread . . . so full of symbolism!
This is why Jesus chose the taking of bread to remember Him.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thank-you, Julie. Communion...a celebration of God's love for us.

Kathy said...

Celebrating around the communion table has always been so meaningful for me. Bread....so simple yet so full of symbolism.

Maria said...

This is wonderful Julie. Would you mind if I use this for my next Through Grace ladies gathering? (That is my monthly fellowship of beautiful Christian homeschooling sisters - a time of worship, prayer and fellowship.)

Julie said...

Marie, You are so welcome to use it!