Last night, at the Good Friday service at our church, we had communion. Communion at my church consists of those teeny-tiny little plastic cups filled with grape juice and just as tiny wafers about the size of a quarter. (The grape juice represents the blood of Christ; the wafers, His body.) Sitting near me was a little girl, whom when the tray of little grape juice cups and tiny wafers were passed by her, she helped herself to several of those little wafers.
While her mama was trying to correct her that she’s only to take one, I couldn’t help the smile that formed across my face.
Now, let me be clear….had it been my child to take several wafers, I would’ve done the exact same thing as this mama, but since it wasn’t my child, I was left to enjoy the imagery this moment brought.
She just wanted more Jesus.
I mean, let’s face it, in children’s church, our kiddos are taught about just how wonderful Jesus is and how even more wonderful, was what He did for us on the cross—taking the punishment for our sins. So, why wouldn’t we expect that when the children join us for a family communion service, that they wouldn’t want to soak up more Jesus?!?!
Being honest, I had such great intentions about slowing down approaching this holy week. Taking the time to reflect, to ponder, to meditate on all aspects of this Easter season and exactly what it means. Unfortunately, instead, life revved up around me. While I still was able to spend time with God each day, it wasn’t the slow-down I was hoping for.
BUT…the imagery that this girl provided has totally blessed my heart. More Jesus. Grabbing up as much of Him as I can in every moment.
For, He knows the desires of my heart. And, my desires would be to do just as that sweet girl did….soak up as much of Jesus as I possibly can!
“Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
“While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.””