Tonight the kids and I sat knee to knee on our living room floor, huddled around a piece of bread and a cup of grape juice. Together we remembered how much Jesus loved us.
We went to different corners of the house to pray and ask Jesus to clean our hearts and thank Him for what He did on the cross for us. It was hard to stop tears from flowing when hearing little voices talk with their Savior, and to keep back the praise of my heart that God has saved them, and me, and we can celebrate that together.
I took the bread and broke it, then each of us took a bite, remembering how the body of Jesus was broken for us. We prayed. I took the cup of juice, took a drink, and passed it on around our small circle, recalling the blood Jesus shed and the forgiveness of sin that He offers. We prayed again. Then we walked around the room singing Jesus Loves Me.
Family communion is one of the most precious experiences. Out of all of our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross activities, this is the one that’s most meaningful.
There is no sacred place or sacred time to remember Jesus’s death on the cross. Jesus simply wants us to remember, often! So, take time to remember this Easter. Whether it’s at church, on your lunch break or sitting on your living room floor, remember Jesus.
Jackson and Lauren are ready to celebrate communion
Today as a family, we gathered around and shared bread and juice to remember the death of Jesus. We broke bread together and prayed, asking God to clean our hearts and thanking Him for breaking His body on the cross to save us. We passed a cup of grape juice around our circle, thanking Jesus for being our perfect sacrifice and shedding His blood to cover our sins.
Family Communion is one of the most special traditions we observe around Easter. In fact, Jackson arranged our living room, with pillows for each of us to sit around the ottoman, before I had even gotten out of bed this morning in anticipation of sharing the Lord’s Supper.
Read Matthew 26:26-30 with your family this week before Resurrection Sunday, and then follow Jesus’ instructions to remember what He did for you.
We finished up our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross time singing praise, just as the disciples did as they left the Upper Room and headed out to the Garden of Gethsemane.
Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.
Learn more about 2 Weeks 2 the Cross and explore ways to experience Easter in a meaningful way with your family.