Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Post title"The Table and the Cup"

    Just as we must often eat and drink food and water to remain healthy, so must we continually partake of the Lord Jesus Christ as our spiritual sustenance.
    This week's memory verse speaks to the ongoing relationship with our Savior whereby we experience His energizing presence.  "Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst" (John 6:35).  As the saying goes, we must "come early and come often" if our innermost need is to be consistently met.
      Thankfully, salvation in Christ establishes a relationship whereby we need no special place, posture or occasion in order to relate to God.  We rather worship "in spirit and in truth," that is, the place, posture and occasion of the heart determines whether we genuinely come and partake of His provision (John 4:24).  The table and cup of grace are ever before born again believers in the Lord Jesus, so long as we come in faith, humility and sincerity.  "The place whereon thou standest is holy ground" said the Lord to Moses of a particular spot of earth (Exodus 3:5).  The ancient Voice would say the same to us, but of every venue in our lives as we seek to spiritually partake of our ever-present Lord.
    This is the moment.  This is the place.  This is the table and the cup.  Wherever we may be, our Lord is.  Our need is great.  His bread and water of life are greater.  The person and work of the Lord Jesus provides our access.  Let us not miss so great an opportunity, and so bountiful a feast.  With open hearts ready to receive, expectant of sustenance, we come.  And we shall not be disappointed.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
(Psalm 34:8)

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