The Master’s Table

communionreflectionverses“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me…This cup is the new Covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:19, 21

The Master invites us to the communion table. There we are reminded to remember, challenged to examine ourselves, and encouraged to refresh our faith and renew our strength. There He assures us that we are fully loved and securely held.

Rituals have no place at the Master’s table. He simply desires to fellowship with us. He seeks to draw us nearer to Himself. He shares a very special meal prepared just for us. He welcomes our praise and thanksgiving. He rejoices when child-like expressions of faith pour forth from our hearts. The Master patiently listens. He tenderly cares. He gently cleanses.

The Master’s table extends around the world. Millions sit there. Every seat holds a story. Dramatic little plays are unfolding upon the stage of each life. The bread is broken and many hearts as well. Broken hearts readily concede a Healer is needed. They mend at His table.

The cup is lifted up. So too, are downcast eyes, spilling tears of regret and godly sorrow. When leaning against His breast, hope can be restored, and the tears wiped away. All becomes well when at the Master’s table.

Years ago I noticed my wife tilting the cup one way and then another at the Lord’s table. Later I asked her what she had been doing. “I like to look at the light in the cup,” she replied, “The lights overhead shine in the cup. I like that.”

Yes, and Jesus Christ is the true Light in the cup.The darkness continues to rage against Him, but praise God, His Light forever shines! Does it shine in us?

The Apostle Paul tells us, “We Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him.” (2 Cor 3:18 TLB)

If we excuse ourselves from His table with no inner change, our “cup” will not reflect Him. People will look at us, tilting us one way and then another, but no light will be visible. May it not be so.

Come to the Master’s table. Take your seat which He purchased for you. Eat of the bread and drink of the vine. Then go forth into the world and shine.

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