I recently got the new Third Day CD Wherever You Are, and I'm pretty blown away by it. I've always been kind of a Third Day fan, but this might be one of the best they've done. I was sitting here listening to the song "Communion," and I'm thinking - this really is the whole deal isn't it.
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood." (Luke 22:19-20)
I can't help but think of the gift. He broke the bread and gave it to them. He took the cup and shared it. They symbolize the eternal relationship we have with Him. It was a gift that only God could give.
I was at the church tonight and there were people that were putting together what looked to be a hundred or so gifts for Angel Tree children, and I'm thinking 'what an incredible gift for these kids who wouldn't otherwise have any reason to celebrate.' Their parent is in prison and is unable to give them a gift, so we give it on their behalf.
The bread and the cup. They are gifts that no one else can give - only Jesus. In a way, God's gift to us on Christmas was the bread and the cup. It was the promise of the relationship, the relationship through communion with our savior. The gift that only He could give.