Communion Sunday today. We were reminded that this is not fast food.
It’s fine dining—an intimate meeting of friends, lovers–the Lord and me.
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3.20 NLT)
It’s a family dinner shared with my brothers and sisters, hosted and paid for by our Father.
It’s the appetizer for that great Marriage Supper of the Lamb when all of God’s people from all ages finally join together at His table for the glorious feast that inaugurates our life of unending bliss with the Lord. (Revelation 19:9)
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
One of my favorite thoughts this time of year is the intrigue of the Incarnation. How God could and would take on flesh and blood and actually become one of us! What other religion has a God who would do that? But there’s more….
The reason Jesus took on a body was so he could give it for us. “This is my body broken for you.” And it was, there on the cross, 33 years later.
And the reason He took on blood was so he could pour it out to confirm God’s new covenant with us. (1 Corinthians 11:24-25.)
When Christ came into the world, he said to God,
“You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings.
But you have given me a body to offer….”
For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 10:5, 10)