I’ve probably broken bread and drank the wine (Ribena! – I had real wine once in Spain – it was fantastic!) hundreds of times in church, occasionally with my family at home, but never alone. It seems that this command passed down from Jesus to his disciples to remember Him in this way was a feast to be celebrated together, not alone.
As you come to the table again, perhaps this weekend, have a think about why, and who you might take with you. Church is a collection of people, and the table that Jesus invites us to has many seats. Who is God calling you to bring to the table this weekend? Perhaps those people are already within the walls of our churches. They still need an arm round the shoulder, an invite from you to join you at the table. Perhaps those people are living in your street, working at your office, or living in your home. The Lord’s Supper is an opportunity to invite the many to follow Jesus, and take part in the greatest life-giving meal ever.
Questions for application
- How do I approach the Lord’s Supper? What does it mean to me?
- What has been the impact on my life of taking it?
- Why should I carry on taking it?