Church. Communion. The two go hand-in-hand.
Whether your church does it once a week or once a month, the celebration of The Last Supper is set apart as a sacrament of the world-wide church of Jesus Christ.
Scripture does tells us that as often as we take it to do so in remembrance of all Jesus Christ did for us/all that His shed blood and brutalized body affords us. Therefore, whenever led by The Holy Spirit, I take Communion at home. On occasion, during difficult times or times of sickness, I will take it daily. I have a small cobalt blue glass plate and a matching goblet that are my Communion utensils. They are used for no other purpose.
If I don't have wine, I'll use juice or water with a piece of bread or cracker. In years passed, we would have it together as a family or as a way to bind us together with other Believers who were visiting with us.
Each of our three children left home right after high school graduation. They didn't go off to college, they each went off to ministry internships. From the time they left our nest, every time we would partake of communion, I would take two wines and two crackers. I would take one set for me; the other set is for my children - splitting that one between Joe and I. It's our way of covering them under the Blood of the Lamb; my way of keeping that spiritual connection to each of my children. Even now, as they live everywhere but here, I still do the same thing.
There was a time when my daughter's mother-in-law, Mari, was visiting with us from South Africa. In our conversing time, as we got to know each other, we realized that we both felt the same way about Communion. We put our mugs of tea down and I got out my blue glass plate and goblet. We proceeded to have communion on behalf of her children/grandchild and my children. As we remembered all Jesus has done for us and our children, our heart-felt prayers and tears made it a very special moment of bonding between us. Even though Mari and I were worlds and cultures apart, we had a common thread - celebrating The Lord's Supper.
There truly is something very spiritual and holy about Communion. When you are alone and can take your time to really relish the remembering, The Lord Jesus meets you in ways you wouldn't have experienced otherwise.
May the precious Presence of our Lord fill your next Communion time in a very intimate way.
Because of Him and Unto Him,