Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month, which means many will be celebrating Your Supper. Thank You for this reminder of Your sacrifice that keeps the Good News always before us and allows us to corporately proclaim Your death until You come.
As we prepare to take the Lord’s Supper together, may we be reminded of a few Gospel truths:
- You lived a perfect life in a literal body with literal flesh and blood. As we hold the bread and cup in our hands, we are reminded that You came as one of us (John 1:14; 1 John 1:1).
- Our sin is costly, Lord. You gave Yourself for us to have us for Yourself. Your perfect and sinless body was nailed to the cross to face the penalty that we deserve for sin (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
- Your death has brought us into a family. As physical families sit down together for a meal, the spiritual family of God will join together and eat Your Supper. Remind us that we are in a relationship with real brothers and sisters in Christ. Enable us to love and serve one another (1 Corinthians 11:17-34).
- Your body that died was also raised up in the resurrection and has been lifted up to the Father’s right hand in the ascension (Luke 24:1-12; Acts 1:6-11).
- As we remember and proclaim Your death, we also proclaim that You will come again! (1 Corinthians 11:26)
Lord, may we meditate on these truths as we remember Your sacrifice for us.
To You be the glory now and forever,