|We use sparkling grape juice to substitute wine|
This is the first Good Friday when all the children have become believers in Christ. We have waited till now to start the tradition of having family holy communion because we did not want to put any undue pressure on the unbelieving child/children to accept Jesus just so as to participate in the communion with the rest of the family.
Now that all 4 kids have authentically received Jesus into their hearts, it would be appropriate for us as a family to remember what our Lord had done on the cross to purchase our freedom from sin on Good Friday, just as He had instructed us to do during the Last Supper.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
I was actually wondering where I could find gluten-free and dairy-free (GFDF) bread to use for the sake of my kid with eczema. God is so marvellous to have answered my prayers. A kind church-mate of mine was asking me this morning if I wanted to get from her some GFDF hot cross buns she happened to have baked for her family. As God would have it, I was scheduled to be on worship duty at the center just 5 min away from her place. The bun were even made without the use of yeast. This is as close to unleavened bread as one could get. I am simply amazed by God's provision!
Joram made the stain-glass cross in the above picture in school. How appropriate! And what is Good Friday without Easter when Christ defeated death and resurrected 3 days later? Just nice that I made these starry easter eggs with my elder daughter for her Girls' Brigade project. (Picture below) The eggs symbolise the new life we have in our Saviour who have the power to rise from the dead! Hallelujah!