Jesus gave us the description of what we are about to eat. We’ve heard it read each Sunday, perhaps we’ve read books discussing the various interpretations of Christ’s description of what this meal is. Despite all of that, we must not miss the straightforwardness of the statement He made regarding what his disciples were eating as they took the bread He’d broken in their sight: “This is my body.”
When we eat these tangible signs of bread and wine we are partaking of Christ. This meal is a meal of Christ. We receive Christ in this bread, by faith.
The Christ whom God promised our first parents would crush the dragon’s head with a deadly blow. The Christ of whom Abraham was told would be a blessing to all nations. The Christ whose presence was a flame by night & a cloud by day for the motley band of Hebrew slaves who were brought out of Egypt by Moses. The Christ who was promised to David would one day sit forever upon his throne. The Christ who was born to a Nazareth virgin by the power of the Holy Ghost. The Christ who healed men covered by the festering wounds of leprosy. The Christ who made lame legs, blind eyes, deaf ears, and dead corpses whole again. The Christ who preached against the religious hypocrites and political tyrants. The Christ who gave Himself up for the sins of the world, and not one of those sins were His own. The Christ who was buried for three days, and rose by the power of God. The Christ who is now seated on heaven’s throne, and every jurisdiction, all power, the totality of authority is indisputably His alone, forever and ever. This is His body. The body of Christ Almighty. So take and eat.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…