These pictures reflect the LIGHT, the BREAD of LIFE, the TABLE of the LORD, and the PEACE of God’s PRESENCE The Holy Spirit brings. This is what communion with the Prince of Peace represents.
Christmastime is here – are you full of happiness and cheer? It truly is the most wonder-full time of the year! However, instead of walking around light and joyful, are you feeling weighed down and even a little depressed? Christmastime preparation brings more chaotic schedules, along with all the extra fun parties, wrapping, baking, shopping, festive concerts and family gatherings. These merry and bright days are sometimes filled with very little time for sitting and feasting and a lot more drive-thru eating! Many may only feel pressed and stressed to do and to buy more, and not at all at peace and rest.
Communion is a time of remembering and receiving. Christmas is also a time we REMEMBER and RECEIVE. We remember that The Lord has come, and hopefully, we are continuing to receive all the LIGHT and LIFE the babe who is now our Savior King brings.
Communion: the sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level; the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared – the Eucharist.
For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Communion is about receiving what Christ as our Savior has done for us. It is through communion with Christ that we receive the greatest gift of all – the gift of salvation freely given to us all that cost Christ His all.
For when the time was right, the Anointed One came and died to demonstrate His love for sinners who were entirely helpless, weak, and powerless to save themselves. Romans 5:6 TPT
“Salvation” (from the Greek root words soteria, soter and sozo) means deliverance from the power and effects of sin, danger or difficulty by God’s intervention. It encompasses body, soul and spirit, bringing healing, wholeness and preservation. God saves to the uttermost.
I can testify that the Word is true and deserves to be received by all, for Jesus Christ came into the world to bring sinners back to life—even me, the worst sinner of all!
1 Timothy 1:15 TPT
Come to the Table of The Lord. O come let us adore Him. Receive the first gift of Christmas, Jesus the Bread of Life. Sit at the table of the King of kings, feast from His Word. ENJOY the fullness He brings. Drink from the wine of His Spirit that fills us with everlasting LOVE, JOY and PEACE.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 NLT
Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies He gives to all who turn to hide themselves in Him. Worship in awe and wonder, all you who’ve been made holy! For all who fear Him will feast with plenty. Psalm 34:8-9 TPT
Save me O Lord, and I will be saved. Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed, for You are The One I praise at Christmas and through all my days. Amen. Jeremiah 17:14
May His PRESENCE be all the “presents” we need this Christmas.
Or, if you haven’t feasted at The Father’s table in a while, come back beloved one. There is always a place set for you. Do you hear what I hear? His gentle Voice is calling you. Remember this in December, return to Your Father’s table and receive.
Remember God loves you. The Lord has come! His Spirit is available to fill you and reside within you at Christmastime and all throughout time.
Receive this free gift of AMAZING GRACE. Ask, believe and you shall receive.
I pray you have an intimate encounter with the Prince of Peace this Christmas.
Love, Joyful Jenny
Enjoy God’s presence while wrapping and unwrapping all the presents!
Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 5:18; Psalm 16:11; Galatians 5:22-23
He came to the very people He created — to those who should have recognized Him, but they did not receive Him. But those who embraced Him and took hold of His name were given authority to become the children of God!
John 1:11-12 TPT