Spiritual nourishment doesn’t come from bread & wine. It comes from understanding what Christ did on the cross. As followers of Christ, by eating the bread and drinking the wine we partake in a special moment both physically and spiritually. Physically because we do so corporately side by side with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Physically because we eat and drink. Spiritully, because we worship the Lord as we remember, acknowledge and meditate on Christ Jesus, the Savior of the world. So when we eat and drink, remember there is more going on than a crumby piece of bread and grape juice. There is a closeness we have with God through Christ, and we get to remember and experience that through communion. What happens at the table is a means of grace, not that it brings salvation, but rather a means of grace where the saved gather together and celebrate what the Lord has done!
You see, the Table is a special place and time where those who have already received Christ by faith are able to “taste and see that the LORD is good!” (Psalm 34:8)
The table is a place and time where we corporately remember who we take refuge in and how, “this poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 34:6)
The table is a place where we remember that Christ is with us right now as we speak, and He will continue to be with us until we see Him face to face! “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:20)
Today, remember what Christ has done for you and love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself!
1 Corinthians 11: 24-26
“…and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”