Monday, November 17, 2008

David takes his 1st communion

For some time I have been talking to David about what Holy Communion is. In our church you must be able to look back at a time in your life when you asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. You don’t need to be a member, but you do need to understand that the elements of the bread and wine (grape juice) are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus and that he willingly sacrificed his sinless self to pay the penalty of our sins, so we don’t have to.

John serves the elements of communion to those who are elderly or disabled or who are unable to come forward because they are serving the children downstairs or are simply unable to walk up to the communion table. So David has had a lot of questions about what dad is doing, in the past. I have been wondering for some time when David would want to partake in Holy Communion since he has indeed asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior and fully understands what this means.

Well Sunday, November 2nd, David decided he wanted to participate in taking Holy Communion. I asked him some questions to make sure he knew what he was doing and this was not just snack time. He gave me a look like “No kidding mom – geez!” I felt bad about saying that after the look he gave me. Like I insulted him for even suggesting that was a thought he might have. When we walked up together he was all like the big man getting his 1st taste of being an adult. He was very respectful and proud.
Afterwards he asked if everyone who was in line has asked Jesus to be his or her Savior? I said yes. So he smiled real big and said: “So they will all be in heaven with us some day?” Yep. He was so excited about that. He just loved it