focused on Isaiah 35:5-6 and now as we come to the Table, hear the verses just
preceding it. “Strengthen the weak
hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are fearful hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
is what we celebrate at the Table. This
is not a morose time of introspection.
It is a time to say, “God saved me.
Jesus loves me. I am a part of
the family of God because He came with a vengeance and freed me.” It is a precious time for all who are in
Christ, marked by their baptism, to come and sing with joy using lips that
never would have enjoyed such giving of praise – to do so at the Table of
Grace, the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving, the Body and Blood of the Son of
God. Let Him come again, anew, to you,
to us, and strengthen weak hands, firm feeble knees, and calm the fearful
hearted. He has saved you. Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.