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I WILL TELL YOUR NAME- COMMUNION MEDITATION


Roland Allen tells about a veteran missionary who came up to him one day after he had delivered his sermon. The missionary introduced himself and said, "I was a medical missionary for many years in India. And I served in a region where there was progressive blindness. People were born with healthy vision, but there was something in that area that caused people to lose their sight as they matured."


But this missionary had developed a process which would arrest progressive blindness. So people came to him, and he performed his operation. They would leave realizing that they had been spared a life of blindness because of this missionary.

He said that they never said, "Thank you," because that phrase was not in their dialect. Instead, they spoke a word that meant, "I will tell your name." Wherever they went, they would tell the name of the missionary who had cured their blindness. They had received something so wonderful that they eagerly proclaimed it.


Communion is also a time of proclamation. At this table we proclaim the most important event in human history-- the event that saves us from a life of spiritual blindness. And when we take these elements, we ’Tell of His name’ and proclaim our gratitude for being saved from sin.


"In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, ’This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes."


SOURCE: SermonCentral Staff. Citations: Melvin Newland, Central Christian Church, Brownsville, TX. I Corinthians 11:25-26

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