His Body. Broken. Beaten. Bruised. It was for our benefit. So that we could be whole. Healed. Saved.

His Blood. Poured out. Shed. It was for our benefit. So that we could be redeemed. Forgiven. Justified.

With this violent, humiliating, painful act of grace a new season was begun. A New Covenant ratified. A far better covenant.

And in this covenant we stand before God. Holy. Blameless. Forgiven. Freed. Healed. Loved. Accepted.

With communion we remember. We partake of the bread and the wine and we remember. We remember His Body broken, His blood poured out. We remember the sacrifice made. The life freely given. The love demonstrated. We remember. We remember who we are in Him. We remember we are healed. Whole. Forgiven. Redeemed. We remember.

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. (Luke 22:19-20 NIV)