this Memorial Table, we partake of the once for all sacrifice that was given to
us in Christ. Just as God gave Noah the
Rainbow as a promise that He would never again flood the world, so He gave the
church the Reminders of His Grace – the bread and the wine – and this ritual of
taking, thanking, breaking, distributing, and partaking – to be a memorial
before Him of a Promise He would never break.
that promise? What has He promised those
who are in Christ? He has promised us
that all of our sins, all of our trespasses – are covered by the blood,
completely paid for in the broken body – in the crucifixion of Jesus
Christ. There is now no condemnation for
those who are in Christ Jesus.
None. We are commanded to come here
and partake – declaring this truth to God Himself – who is pleased to hear this
and to act accordingly. And so if you
are in Christ, baptized into His name – you are summoned to come and partake –
to tell God again what He promised.