The Scripture says that our Savior “was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
All of you who are united to Christ by faith are forgiven of your sins, and you are invited to come and sit at the table of the Lord. This is the Lord’s Supper, the Communion meal, the Holy Eucharist. Each week we sit together here and receive the bread and the wine and are thus fed with the very body and blood of Christ in the heavenlies by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Consider this description of the Lord’s Supper: in the Lord’s Supper we come as a royal family and sit in His presence. Here, He feeds us and nourishes us. And having tasted the goodness of God and rested in His provision, we are then prepared to go and be His presence in the world for the sake of the gospel of grace.
Consider it! You are a royal family sitting at the table of the King of kings, in His very presence. You are being fed and nourished, not with crumbs and ditch water, but with the very dainties of the King’s royal larder, His own dear and precious Son’s body and blood, which has been given at great price for you. You are tasting the goodness of God and resting in His provision. All week long you work hard to provide for your family. But here you are resting in the provision of Another. God Himself has graciously provided for you – you who are hungry and needy and starving for food that endures.
What a pleasure and a delight! What a royal privilege!
Come, you who are the beloved of the Father, you who know Jesus Christ, you who are the body of Jesus Christ, come and receive the body and blood of the Lord. Come and feast on the grace of God. Come as one body in unity and in peace, come and commune together as a royal family.
Come, taste and see that the Lord is good