29 March 2009

Lord's Supper, Part 1

Today during the Lord's Supper we read this as a congregation:

Minister: Christ calls the bread his body and the cup his blood, or the new covenant in his blood.

Congregation: Christ has good reason for these words. He wants to teach us that as bread and wine nourish our temporal life, so too his crucified body and poured-out blood truly nourish our souls for eternal life. But more important, he wants to assure us, by this visible sign and pledge, that we, through the Holy Spirit's work, share in his true body and blood as surely as our mouths receive these holy signs in his remembrance, and that all of his suffering and obedience are as definitely ours as if we personally had suffered and paid for our sins.
(from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 79)

As we were reading, out of nowhere came tears at the truths expressed here. I had to whisper the last few lines, as I was all choked up. The Lord's Supper has become so precious to me, so dear, so necessary. I always take as big a piece of bread as I can get away with, because I need A LOT of Jesus. I'm so grateful for the Supper. He loves us so. And I look forward to the Great Supper of the Lamb. I can hardly believe that I'm invited.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this, Kit. Weekly communion has brought many of the same feelings for me, too. I can't believe I'm invited either!

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  2. I'm so happy I found you & even moreso that I was able to read this piece! I smiled to myself as I was choked up at the same part as you were.I feel so much of the same grateful feelings that communion brings to you....I take as much of our Lord as I can too. Thanks so much for the words & feelings!

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