Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
                          Genesis 9:16 (NIV)

Just as the rainbow represents a covenant between God and all His creatures, our baptisms represent the covenant between Him and us as well.  Then there's Holy Communion, which represents the new covenant given to us by Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins.  

When we were baptized, it was a outward sign of what we did or what was done for us by our parents or guardians (depending on whether or not you believe in infant baptism).  

But baptism is not just about something we do.  It's preceded by an inward grace.  This is the grace of God that saves us.  Every day we should remember our baptism and be thankful.  And in doing so, we should remember the grace and the covenant that God gave us then and continues to give us each day.

Holy Communion is an outward meal that we eat and drink of to remember that Jesus died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins.  It represents forgiveness.  Each time we partake of Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist, let us also remember that grace that saves us from eternal damnation.  

God loves us so much that He made covenants (or promises) to be our God and to give us a way out of sin.  Think about what these two covenants mean to you today as you go about your day.  And then give thanks for the promises that He has made.

In the love of Christ,



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