There is no accident that before us is one loaf and one cup comprising one meal for us to share in. We know that these elements are a reminder to us of Christâ€™s broken body and spilled blood. Yet, we should frequently be reminded not just of what He did, but also remember what He accomplished in being poured out to death. We often remember the cause, but overlook the effect.
He redeemed a bride; she is comprised of many members, but makes up one body, with Jesus as the head. This meal is made of a loaf of breadâ€“â€“made from many kernels of wheatâ€“â€“and a cup of wineâ€“â€“pressed from many grapes. These symbols here are not to remind simply of Christâ€™s atoning work, but also of what he atoned: us, His people, His Bride. We are many individual grains, many individual grapes, but now joined together as one in fellowship with Him, and He is in fellowship with the Father, and both the Father and Son are in fellowship with the Spirit.
Thus, remember not only Christâ€™s broken body and blood, but also the union you now have with each other, and the entire congregation of Saints, past, present and future. Our unity can only result from the trinity in unity, and from the mediatorial work of our Lord Jesus, with whom we are made One. So come and welcome to Jesus.