On the first Sunday of every month our home church normally celebrates the Lord’s Supper. It is important to take the time to reflect on how the Lord Jesus suffered on our behalf.
Thinking of the emblems – the bread representing the body of the Lord, and the wine representing His blood – a particular verse came to mind: …he was wounded (including the idea of being cursed and insulted) for our transgressions, he was bruised (beat to pieces, crushed) for our iniquities: the chastisement (severely battered) of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes (marks and cuts from the lashes of the whips and rods) we are healed (Isaiah 53.5). Christ was tortured for us. He gave his life for us.
I also thought of the blood that was shed on our behalf; the precious blood that redeems, reconciles, purchases, justifies, cleanses, propitiates and sanctifies; the blood that also brings about remission of sins and produces peace, nearness to God, boldness and victory.
Man of sorrows, what a name!
For the Son of God who came.
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour.
Please continue to pray for the Loron people that many more will come to understand and receive God’s offer of grace and mercy, and salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.