Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”
Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
There is kind of an implicit question here at the Table. It’s not really “Are You the King of the Jews?” It’s more along the lines of “Are you the Christ…Are You the Messiah…Are You the Son of the Living God…Are you my Savior?”
And He really answers that question pretty clearly.
You might say…“I don’t ever ask that question. I know the answer to that question. I know Jesus is my Savior.” But He believes you need to hear it, to hear the answer to that question. Again…and again…and again.
Isn’t it Chesterton who writes about the sunrise? He says that God never gets tired of the sunrise. He says it every day…“Do it again!…Do it again!…Do it again!” And his glory shines out again…and again…and again.
Jesus doesn’t ever tire of telling you “I’m your savior,” again, and again, and again. And I would guess that, because he does that, you need to hear it…again, and again, and again.
Christians…marvel at the answer to that question. Jesus Christ is your Savior, and your Lord. And He speaks to you in broken bread and poured-out wine. Again, again, and this day…again.
Paul writes this:
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.
And indeed, Jesus proclaims his death to you, and all of the benefits that it holds for you.
And thanks be to God.