While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. – Mark 14:22-26
I never would have thought that a simple church act like communion could become such a meaningful moment for me. I look forward to joining you at your table every time the Lord’s Supper is offered at my church; because I know you come near me with redeeming grace and touch me inside with the pascal feast of a life forfeited for mine. Thank you for inventing your Holy Supper that reminds me of: Scriptures fulfilled your vicarious death and the power of grace to make me one with my fellow believers. Your supper is one of the greatest treasures of my life. I revisit your last night on earth and remember your deep love for me every time I take it. Help believers everywhere to gather around your table with enlightened hearts and faith driven contentment.
Pastor Don Patterson
The Lord’s Supper becomes more meaningful as the years go by because we are increasingly more aware that by ourselves, we will never, ever fix what we have broken.