By David R. Ferguson

Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is a very important action
when we come together as brothers and sisters in Christ. While
it is true the Lord is with us always, the Supper is a very special,
intimate time that we share with our Lord. As we partake of the
Lord’s Supper we bear witness to the body of believers in
Christ. No one is inferior, and no one is superior. We are all one
in Christ. The ground is always level at the foot of the cross of
Jesus. When we gather at His Table we recall the gift that
brought us here.

This backward glance is not a moment of despondency. It is
not a moment of self-deprecation. The Cross was not a moment
of defeat for Jesus. Rather, it was a moment of glorification. We
recall this as His crowning moment in life. When we remember
not only the Cross but all of Jesus’ ministry, then we remember
the depth of God’s love for us. The Cross is the revelation of
love (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16). At the Table I remember that, like
the woman caught in adultery and the thief who hung beside the
Lord, I am not condemned! When we look backward we see
reason to celebrate the victory of God.

By sitting at God’s Table we also look forward to the
future. We truly experience the Presence of the risen Christ at
the Table, but we also proclaim that His resurrection leads to a
time when He will return. In the Supper we have a foretaste of
the gloriousness of what Heaven will be like. At the Table of the
Lord all the saints of old are gathered in communion with us in
anticipation of when we will literally sit at the great banquet in
the age to come, once Jesus has gathered all of us home to be
with Him. John gives us a glimpse of this “wedding supper of
the Lamb” in Revelation 19:9.

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