In one of the most amazing statements in all of human history Jesus proclaims that his body and his blood signified the covenant that God had made with man. I think that it is so easy to miss this idea when we get caught up in the logistics of communion. Here are a few things we should consider when we come to communion:
- It is the Lord's table.. it is his body and blood.. we are merely participants together.. we all are equals at his table.. we all come with empty hands.
- It is a table of forgiveness.. it is in his blood that we hope.. we are merely the recipients of that forgiveness.. we all come needing a touch from the Lord.
- It is a table of intimacy.. it was one of his last desires to spend an intimate meal with his friends.. we are joined together by his body, his blood and his forgiveness.
Draw us close together around your table Lord.