30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
- 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NIV)
To disciples of Jesus, (disciple is another word for student) the body and blood of Jesus -the bread and the juice we take in communion – is to remind us that Jesus, through the washing of his blood has cleansed us of the judgement for Sin.
No matter what our previous life had been – how good or noble we thought we were in comparison to the bad characters even today we hear about all around us – we were helpless to overcome sin in our lives. It is only through Jesus who became righteousness and holiness for us.
The wonderful gift – that we could never earn but Jesus gives us – is redemption – while we were still sinners. He carried our sins upon Him nailed to the Cross. We have died to sin. Let us live for Christ.
As disciples of Jesus, always be mindful that we are the arms, smiles and heart of Jesus to people. Love up on them.