Salvation is the gift of God. Although the word ‘gift’ means that it is offered freely, it should never be interpreted as being cheap. We were bought with a huge price, namely, the Lamb of God Himself. Jesus made it very clear to the woman at the well that salvation is a gift which comes from Him and Him alone.

Fallen man wants so desperately to earn salvation in some way, shape or form, but that is impossible. We have a sin debt that we cannot pay. Therefore, Jesus came to fulfill all of the Old Testament types for dealing with sin. So today we celebrate again in remembrance of what Jesus did for us personally and congregationally. This requires thoughtful, prayerful self-examination.

Communion also brings us back in remembrance of when Jesus came into our lives, when we were called by His gospel. Now in Christ Jesus we are new creatures, and we live by faith, not fear. We have a living hope in the living God, which enables us to present ourselves totally to Jesus as living sacrifices.

May our worship and fellowship today express the gratitude and love that comes from the Holy Spirit. Today, if you are not a follower of Christ, if you hear His voice, don’t harden your heart, but open it wide to Jesus and experience sweet communion with Him.