If we turn outward and look at this world we see ruin, destruction, hopelessness, and the crumbling towers of man’s project to save himself. That world, the one ruled by man’s sinful ambition to be as God, is fading like a mist. But if we turn and look at this table we see the seed of how God is remaking the entire world. He is doing so by means of the broken body & spilled blood of Jesus of Nazareth. Sinking down into fertile soil are the roots of the perfect righteousness of Christ, fulfilling all of God’s holy law on your behalf. Bursting forth into flowering branches is the reconciliation between God and man and between man and his brother. Here is the seed from which it all springs, and its branches are spreading out to fill the whole world.
This supper offers us a glimpse of how things will one day be. Christ ruling over every individual. Christ subduing all enemies. Christ casting out all your sin, and not yours only but every last sin of every last saint, casting them all forever into the sea. Christ establishing His kingdom, where all the saints share the joy of His presence in the company of the sons and daughters of the Most High God. Christ on High and Christ within. Christ enthroned, and Christ indwelling.
In partaking of this Supper we partake of everlasting life. We taste the sweetness of joy fully ripened. We catch the wafting aroma of heaven’s perfect peace as we commune with Christ and each other here at the Lord’s table. All of Christ, for all of life, for all the world. That is this redeemed world’s final destination. So now partake of how things shall soon be, for Christ is here, given for You.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…