this religion we call Christianity, it is not enough to be inspired by the
words of the Gospel – and this is part of what sets Christianity apart from
every other religion and religious system.
It is not enough to simply hear words and contemplate and meditate and
be inspired or motivated to change.
do not come to simply hear words. We
come to hear the Word. Even more, we
come to eat the Word and drink the Word.
We come to participate in the Word and have the Word which was made
flesh participate in us. We come to
renew our union and communion in and with and by the Word.
this is what the Table of the Lord is for.
As Christians, we always have Christ in us – but here we come and renew
that union – here we come and corporately confess the life, death, and
resurrection of the body of Jesus – and we do so by faith as the body of
Jesus. It is all Christmas and Easter
and Pentecost here – by faith – given for You and for the life of the world.