"who [Jesus] being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they."
When Jesus Christ finished His work of atoning for our sins, He sat down to rest. One of the gifts He gives us reflects this, the gift of this sacrament. We sit down for this part of the service, just like you sit down to eat at home. God wants to provide you a restful home, something mothers do, by the way. Christ is the best rest; better than the promised land, better than a Friday night after a week of work. So in this sacrament you aren’t meant to be on pins and needles, wondering if God is going to strike you down. God wants you to relax and rest in Jesus. Just as a child relaxes her tension and fear in the arms of her mother, so must we all in the arms of Jesus. Get rid of those roadblocks to rest in your soul today, and come receive and rest on Him alone for your salvation.