Celebrating the Lord’s Supper is perhaps our greatest opportunity to behold the love of God and to be changed into the loving, loveable Christians God has called us to become.
There is no greater revelation of love in the universe than the sacrifice of Christ, which is represented in the Lord’s Supper. Participating corporately in the Lord’s Supper gives us the opportunity to remember Christ’s sacrifice with fellow believers; it is a time of special blessing for the participants.
There is a clear principle in human nature: we become like what we behold. Paul understood this when he wrote, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV). We would do well to reflect on the meaning of the Lord’s Supper for it is a memorial to the most significant act of God in the history of humankind. It has elements that point to God’s past loving actions on our behalf, to save us. It has important symbols which teach us how we are to maintain our saving relationship with God. And it points to the hope of our glorious future with Jesus in His kingdom.
Prayer is the most powerful force on earth. Spending forty days contemplating the Lord’s Supper and its symbolism, praying for a deeper understanding of Christ’s sacrifice and for others to come into a saving relationship with Him, will change your life.