This loaf & wine which we partake is an act of defiance. Towards God it is, of course, an act of obedience. But obeying God is often at odds with obedience to man. In our convoluted & rebellious times, this meal is the ultimate counter culture.
They say, “Is there really a God who has come down in our midst?” They mock and scoff, “How could God become a man?” So we lift high this meal which the Incarnate Christ instructed us to faithfully keep, and eat it in defiance of their unbelief. We are like Daniel. We fling open the windows, and pray to our God despite the raging of earth’s princes. Let them see, and let them believe.
They demand that we wrap our faces in shame & fear. “Desist,” they urge. They claim our gathering together is unloving & harmful. While they give hormone blockers to kindergartners, and butcher unborn babies. So we gather around this table, along with our children and grandparents, to defy their fear & folly, as well as their infanticide. By faith, we recognize that in this covenant meal, God promises His blessings to a thousand generations. They are rendering themselves barren, fruitless, and will die in their sins unless they come.
They insist that at the the sound of their Pride parades, we must fall down & pay obeisance to the ever-evolving rainbow flag of sexual perversion. They threaten us with the fire of their fury. Yet, we fear God more than man, He is a consuming fire. They can only cancel Youtube Channels; God can destroy both body & soul in hell (Mt. 10:26). God calls us to come, so we dare not neglect His command just to suit the vanity of their kinks.
Rage as they might, we won’t relent from breaking this loaf & pouring this wine.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…