Sometimes we hear these words spoken or maybe we have said them ourselves. Do we really appreciate the depth of the meaning? Communion signifies being in common. It is used about our fellowship with one another (1 Cor 10:16) and with God (1 John 1:3). The bond of such friendship is always through the Holy Spirit.
How wonderful it is to have the privilege of divine fellowship. We need never be alone again, we can turn to Him for advice and direction at any moment, and we can draw on Him to supply every need. It is impossible to exhaust or even tax His willingness to counsel and comfort us. God is willing to enter any service or suffering with us. Surely, if we would give ourselves time to realize this marvelous fact, there would be no room for the despondency which sometimes threaten to deprive us of heart and hope.
Of course, we must be very conscious of the holy disposition of our divine Associate. We cannot ruthlessly grieve Him by our harshness or impurity at one moment and turn to Him for His encouragement and direction in the next. The divine union that lies within our reach certainly demands watchfulness on our part, a tender conscience, a yielding will, and a heart filled with thanksgiving for the mercy and blessings He showers on us.