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.
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.