This is a piece of matzo bread that you can get at any deli in New York City. At CityLight, we use it for our communion celebrations. Notice 3 things about the matzo: it’s pierced, burned, and striped.
This is a prophetic picture of what Jesus did for us at the cross. He was pierced for our iniquity, the fire of God’s just wrath fell on Him instead of mankind, and He was striped by the Roman guards. By His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
The redemptive story of Jesus is hidden for us in a piece of unleavened bread!
-by Pastor Bojan Jancic