For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
1 Corinthians 11:23-25
A Greater Type of King Who Invites Us to His Table
Do you remember the day you became a grown-up? I’m not talking about the day you earned your first dollar. And I’m not referring to the day you received a diploma. I’m talking about the day you graduated from the “kid’s table” at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Wasn’t it a great feeling to be sitting with all the adults? It felt like you had really “made it.”
As special as being invited to sit at the adult table may have made you feel, it’s nothing compared to the invitation Jesus gave his disciples when he invited them to partake in the special meal we call “The Lord’s Supper.” And it didn’t stop with the twelve disciples. Throughout the centuries, it’s as if Jesus just kept adding leaves to his table, making room for more so that even a few decades after Jesus dined with his disciples, the apostle Paul relayed the same invitation to God’s people living in the city of Corinth. And still today, Jesus invites his followers to share in the special meal he instituted so long ago. At this meal, we are reminded that Jesus sacrificed himself—gave his body and blood—to save us from our sins. Thank you, Jesus, for inviting us to this special meal that reminds us of your great love for us!
Dear Jesus, help me to see what a privilege I have to be at your table. Amen.