Table of our Resurrected Lord was given to the disciples on the night He was
betrayed – on the day before He was crucified – before His death. God invites us to be joined with Christ in
His death and His resurrection – and we are reminded of both at this Table.
body broken and His blood shed – these are tokens of condemnation, of sorrow,
of guilt and shame. Why then would we
want to take them – why would we want to partake of them? We do so because the only way to participate
in the resurrection life of Jesus is to participate in the death of Jesus. Jesus is not dying here again, but we
proclaim His death here again, that we might continue our ongoing life in Him
because of His once-for–all death.
to life – humility to exaltation – Good Friday to Easter – your old life
without Christ to your new life in Christ – and welcome to Jesus our Savior.