When you’re trying to watch the game and somebody is standing in the middle of the room, you might say, “You make a better door than a window.”
Well, This sacrament is both door and window.
A door distinguishes who is inside from who is outside. While everyone is invited to Christ, only those who have accepted the invitation should partake. Communion puts a visible difference between believers and unbelievers.
The Lord’s Supper is also a window. We are not meant to look AT it, but THROUGH it, to the Lord Jesus. Do this in remembrance of me. It’s possible to take communion a thousand times, without really coming to Christ. The Israelites received manna and water from the rock countless times, but most died unbelieving in the desert. And we believe some distinctive things about communion: partake weekly. Covenant children should partake, too. Wine is proper element for the cup. This is all looking AT the sacrament. Jesus might put it like this: “you take communion, because you think that in this you have life; but this testifies of Me.”
This is why the Psalms speak so often of seeking God’s face. Our faith does involve a set a beliefs. But at its core it’s about faith in the personal being who is God, and communion with Him. Seek His face today. Come to the Lord Jesus Christ and surrender.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
3 Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
4 Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!