A Communion Reflection by Ollisha Warren
There Is No Love Without Sacrifice
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).
Communion is a moment in time where we come together as a family to take part in communing with Jesus as we remember the Last Supper and his sacrifice for remission of sins for us all. We are humbled and grateful. We remember that it's not just for a select few but all are welcome. So, please join us as we remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We are unified by the power of the Holy Spirit as we serve our Lord and Savior and obey his beckon and call.
Dear Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit, we stand in unity as we remember all that you've done for us and all that you continue to do as our mediator. We are forever grateful for your many intercessions over our lives. We thank you for your sacrifice that saves us all. We thank you for your grace that redeems us. We pray that as our lives mimic your will, that those who are watching us also believe in this same grace and in turn will be saved. God Loves and chases after us. There is no love without sacrifice. Jesus left the flock, the 99 to find and save the one that was lost. For some of us it seems as though we're saved just in the knick of time. We pray for those that we love as if it were the same. Thank you for chasing them too!
Ollisha is an active member of The Journey Church, She co-leads the womens Bible study. She has 5 children, a loving husband and she is passionate about sharing God's word with others that may need a little encouragement in an area she has struggled in before. She loves God and everything he's doing in her life, although the road may not be easy all the time, God is Good nonetheless!
Ollisha Warren often blesses The Journey with her poetry during “Family Time” of our Sunday worship services. I love hearing Ollisha’s heart come through in her lyrics that she also on occasion raps! After Ollisha gave a communion reflection Sunday, September 29, 2019, I asked her if we could run this on the church blog. Thank you, Ollisha, for continuing to share your heart with the body of Christ at The Journey!