The First Communion

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day we celebrate the Last Supper and our Lord’s institution of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Since it is Thursday this is also Thankful Thursday and normally I would post a poem about something I’m thankful for. But all week I’ve been thinking about the song Communion by Third Day. I decided that I wanted to depart from my usual Thursday tradition and post this beautiful song instead. It is a reminder that Holy Communion is not just a piece of bread and a cup of wine. It is a reminder that our Lord’s body was broken and His blood was shed for each of us.

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:19-20 (NIV).

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