Table Meditation: December 29, 2013…

How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?

Yesterday Emma took flour and yeast and sugar, and I am going to guess some oil or butter, and maybe some other things, and mixed them together. And she put them in the oven. And she produced a beautiful loaf of Challah bread.

And if were thinking like the Gentiles, we would look up here and say “Wow, a beautiful loaf of bread, and some wine to boot. This looks like a lovely luncheon for an Italian sojourn. Maybe all we need is some cheese to go with it.” But if we use the lense of Scripture…if we read about what Jesus has done, and what He has said…

Hard words to hear, in fact…

Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Amen!

If we look up here through the lense of Scripture, and flush out the leaven of the world, then we can look up here and know what has been done for us. Jesus said that He is the bread that is coming down from heaven. He tells you that unless you eat of His body and drink of his blood, you have no life in you. Paul explains it to us…

For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

You proclaim, brothers and sisters in Christ, to yourself, to each other and to the world, what Jesus has done. You do not come to it with the understanding of the Gentiles, but you come to it with the understanding that God, in His holy word, gives to you, that Jesus Christ is feeding you…body and soul.

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