There is something unique which we can celebrate together when taking communion in the setting of our home. This meal that Jesus instituted began in a home, among a small group of friends, the first followers of Jesus. It was around a family table that Jesus called his disciples to continue to remember Him through the bread and the cup.
"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to His disciples saying, take and eat; this is my body" Then He took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Mathew 26:26-28 NIV
Jesus taught His followers to actively participate in the remembrance of His broken body, and His shed blood through the bread and cup of communion. As we celebrate communion, we remember also that Jesus death was not the end of the story, but Jesus has risen, and will come again. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26
As we have been reminded today, it is by Jesus sacrifice, that we are made right with God. It is by His selfless sacrifice as he bore the crown of suffering, that we are redeemed. By His death and resurrection, we are able to enter into life. Life that makes us free from guilt, and fear, and shame, and death. So we remember with thankful hearts.