One Supper Anticipates Another

by Ted Kyle

A Communion Meditation

A Communion Meditation

We rightly think of Communion, or the Lord's Supper, as memorializing our Savior's death. Paul the Apostle stressed this in 1 Corinthians 11: 26: "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come."

But this is not all that Communion accomplishes. I am convinced that one of its great purposes is to bring believers face to face with the Lord Jesus in an intimate relationship. We are, as we share the bread and the cup which represent His body and His blood, drawn into a mind-meeting with this marvelous God/man who came, who lived, and especially who died to make things right between us and our Father.

Jesus is so much more than someone who died for us. He is even much more than Someone who died for us. He is the Lover of our souls, the Bridegroom who awaits the consummation of His wedding with the church-with us.

So I believe that the Lord's Supper is also a foreshadowing of another Supper which awaits all who love our Lord and Savior with true and whole hearts. And how those hearts long for that glad and glorious time, when we are summoned to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

"Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" Come soon!