as Simeon received the Christ Child in His arms and then left in peace – so we
have the opportunity to sup with the Risen Christ by faith in a real
relationship of peace and assurance.
Jesus is just as much our Consolation – He is so even more – for He has
accomplished all that He said He would – even our salvation – and the glory of
we gather around this Table and partake, we are the evidence that God has and
is accomplishing all He promised to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to the
prophets – through Jesus His Son. For
here we are, at the ends of the earth, Gentiles like Theophilus, partaking of what all the Jewish sacrificial system pointed towards – the gift of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, for the redemption of His people.
all who are baptized in Christ are called to come and partake of the
Consolation of Israel – to partake of the Peace Meal with their heavenly Father
– of the body and blood of the One Who has made them the glory of Israel – the
salvation of the world.