For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Food is a natural part of life. It is necessary for our survival and general wellbeing. It can make us extremely satisfied when we have plenty, or leave us very grumpy when we are deprived of it for a prolonged period of time.
There’s nothing quite like the fulfillment that comes from consuming a delicious meal. We spend so much time thinking about cuisine: planning what we will eat, where we will eat, who we will eat with, etc.
Eating and drinking are universal languages. Perhaps that is why Jesus gave a meal to remind us of His death in our place. In the meal of communion, the natural elements of food meet the supernatural remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ.
We are to regularly partake in this remembrance of Him. The Lord’s death should always be fresh in our memory. Thoughts of heaven should be ever present in our minds as we anticipate His return. Remembering Jesus and His death on the cross should set us apart. How are you impacted by this truth?
- How do the ordinary elements in the Lord’s Supper serve as a reminder that God also uses the ordinary moments of our lives to work supernaturally for His purposes?
- How often do you reflect on Jesus’ death and what that means for you?
- Pray that you will live daily in light of the sacrifice of Christ.