Welcome to His Table
As we gather to worship God today, we will take our Lord’s Supper, which is often referred to as Communion, the Eucharist, or the breaking of bread. This is a memorial meal that we take weekly together, but are devoting an extra focus to today.
At Jesus’ final Passover meal with his disciples, he instituted a memorial feast that stands in contrast to our culture today. In Jesus’ place and time, sharing a meal with someone was not something to be taken lightly – it implied a very close and intimate relationship. By hosting the feast at the table that He had taken the time to prepare – and by continuing to welcome us to His table today – he calls us to rethink a lot of the priorities in our lives.
When Jesus welcomes us to His table, he calls us to find a rhythm of work and rest that so many of us are striving to find. He calls us to a new definition of family that a racially and economically divided world so desperately needs. When Jesus invites you to his table, he calls you to a simpler life rooted in an eternal hope in the renewal of all things. Let’s pull up a chair.
— Chris Barclay