A blasting cap is a small explosive used to detonate larger explosives. Used properly, it clears the way for construction. Used improperly, it can injure or kill. If I handed you a blasting cap this morning, what would you do? I’m sure you would handle it with care.
Communion is observed with a small amount of juice and a bit of bread. Used properly, it benefits us tremendously. It reminds us of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It affirms our forgiveness through the grace of God. But used improperly, it can injure, even kill. Did you know that?
Listen to 1 Corinthians 11:27-30, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.” (ESV)
Today, handle the Lord’s Supper with care. Examine yourself and ensure you are at peace with other Christians. For Jesus not only provided our forgiveness. He made us one body.