the ancient church, these “holy things” of the Lord’s Table were deemed to be
too holy for ordinary people, ordinary Christians to touch. That was reserved for the clerics and priests
– the real Christians.
no one, in and of himself or herself, is ever holy enough to approach this
Table – unless they are in Christ – and the only way to be in Christ is to
believe. That faith is a powerful leaven
in one’s life. It makes one’s functional
faith come into line with one’s confessional faith.
this means, simply, is that all you have to do to come to the Table is believe
in Jesus – and you are holy. But if you
come to the Table, know this: God is
declaring something as well: He is changing
you, remaking you, and He is going to do so from the inside out. Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.