the Lord’s Table we see paradox and we see resolution – the only resolution to
the ultimate problem. How are sinners
ever going to be able to sit with God and enjoy communion with Him in peace? How could a holy God ever allow men, women
and children who come from a race stained with sin, marred with rebellion, and
filled with blasphemous words and deeds, come and fellowship with the Holy of
holies – the very definition of holiness, righteousness and truth?
the elements upon this Table give us the answer. God provided a way. God provided the blood sacrifice. God provided the perfect and only human sacrifice
– the only possible priestly sacrifice – the only perfect sin offering. Christ’s body was broken, His blood was
spilled, His life was ended, God’s holy wrath was satisfied – and our sins were
atoned for. Come in faith, come with
thanksgiving, come with awe and fear and humility, for you could never deserve
to come to such a table – and come with profound and deep joy, for you never
could hear a more sincere voice than your heavenly Father’s saying – Come, I
have prepared this for you - I want you
here with me.