After a sermon on John 1:14-18, at the Lord's Table:
When we think of the Word becoming flesh, when we hear of Him coming home and us receiving Him, this is all language that leads us to a table. All this truth is dramatized here in the Lord’s Supper. The master of the house has returned. He knocks on the door and we open and receive Him. He feeds us from His immeasurable supply. We have on the table The bread of life, because He gave up His body to death. The wine of joy, because He suffered and bled for us.
But these are signs and seals of the covenant. The covenant is the God-shaped relationship we have with Him, set up by Christ. He took on our flesh to redeem us, body and soul. Restoration is on the way, for every aspect of your life. He heals all your diseases, restores your soul, reconciles broken friendships, replaces tension with tenderness. Restoration is on the way, because of the redemption accomplished at the cross.
So remember your redeemer, the eternal Word. Remember you are at the family table of Father and Son, adopted as a child of God
Tis So Sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word,
just to rest upon his promise, just to know, thus saith the Lord
Jeus, Jesus how I trust him, How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, percious Jesus, O for grace to trust him more!
Receive Him, rest on Him alone today.