Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“And now, little children, abide in Him.” (1 John 2.28)

New Testament Challenge, Day 38 – 1 John – 3 John

And how do we abide but through the Eucharist. Jesus Christ said, “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.” (John 6.56) We cannot live unless we are in communion with Jesus Christ “who came by water and blood. (1 John 5.6) We know the water to be our Baptism and Blood to be the Eucharist. “And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.” (1 John 5.6)

And how wonderful that we read these final words as preparation to receive Christ as a new-born baby in just a few days! If God has not taken on flesh and become one of us, then we could never have been able to abide in Him through Baptism and the Eucharist.

I can’t say it any simpler than that!

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