Communion Meditation – December, 2013 – Keep the Joy
For many of us joy may seem short-lived. Within a few days of the Christmas holiday we will discard mounds of gift wrappings. Then we may feel as if the joy went out with the wrappings.
John 15:9-11 says, “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
In the heavenly circle of love we may find joy. We are invited into that circle of love, if we keep Jesus’ commandments. As we gather around his table we are reminded of his simple command, “Do this in remembrance of me”.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, grant us the joy of Christmas as we remember you.