This table is God’s covenantal promise to be with us. But that promise to be with us, to go with us means that He intends to use us for great good as we trust in Him. Jesus died and rose again in order to make all things new. And He poured out His Spirit on His people who trust in Him, so that He might work through them. This is what God has been doing for the last 2,000 years. He has been working through ordinary men and women and children who trust in Him. Some had long lives, some had short lives. Some of them we know about; most of them we’ve never heard of. Some of them accomplished great things; all them did good things like honor their parents, raise children, love their wives, respect their husbands, work hard all day every day, tell the truth, confess sin, forgive one another.
Our job is to be faithful, and God promises to bless it. Our lives are seed meant to go into the ground and then become exceedingly fruitful, 30, 60, and 100 fold. And this is how God has determined to fill this world with the knowledge of the Lord as waters cover the sea. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He must reign, Scripture says, until all of His enemies have been put beneath His feet, and the last enemy will be death itself. Jesus said, that if He was lifted up on the cross, He would draw all men to Himself. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him the world might be saved.
And having conquered sin and death and the devil, Jesus rose from the dead and sent His disciples into all the world to disciple the nations, to teach every city, every nation to serve and obey King Jesus in everything. And this Table is God’s solemn covenant with us that He has begun that great work and He will continue it until it is finished. We are in the middle of the conquest of the land, and the charge is to be strong and courageous. Don’t lose hope now. Jesus has been conquering the world for the last 2000 years. The darkness is on the run. The Light has come.
So Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ.