Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Put on Christ at the Table

As we come again to commune at this Table of grace, this spiritual Thanksgiving, this heavenly feast, it is good to be reminded that this is also a part of what it means to put on Christ, to put on the whole armor of God.

We partake of Christ here, by faith, and receive all the benefits of His life for our life in Him, here – as the body of Christ, the one body.  In a moment we’ll sing St. Patrick’s Breastplate and in that song we are reminded of how we are in Christ and He is in us and above us, and beside us, and around us.

This Table and this ritual is a memorial.  It serves to declare and proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes again.  It declares that all that Christ died for – including your final and complete sanctification – is in His hands and according to His grace.  Come and receive all Christ has for you – and do so again and again, week after week, to the praise of His gracious glory.

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