Today is World-Wide Communion Sunday. On this day people across the globe all took communion. That might not seem like a pretty big deal, especially to churches and people who take communion every Sunday but today we are reminded that there is more then just us and more then just our church but we are apart of the greater - Church of Christ.
One member of this church once told me how important it was for them to take communion in a pew, with the small shot-glass style cup and the individual square of bread, as oppose to dipping or drinking out of the communion cup. She reminded me, an avid fan in which you come up to the front and drip your bread in ONE cup, that communion in the pews can be very powerful! She stated that she sits in the pew and thinks about all the people who sat there before her and all the people who will sit there - ancestors and those she isn't related to - and it brings the communion to a deeper level. A level that goes beyond just communion with Christ but with in which brings her into community with all those past, present and future. Powerful reminder of what communion is really about!
We are reminded today that God is bigger and greater than we can imagine. That the bride of Christ - the Church is also called to not just look within our 4 walls but to go beyond our church and into the world. We are the body of Jesus in the world and to be such we have to look beyond ourselves and to each other. As we hold the bread and consume the wine we are touched by Christ in our lives and in the lives of all those who call him Savior.
Let us remember today the number of people around the world who we share in community with. That we will always have a friend out there in them and more importantly that on this day we share in the vision of Christ as Prince of Peace offering to all the grace and love that only God can give.