Life gets busy for all of us. Slowing down to take in the things in this life that matter is or should be a high priority in our lives. As a Christian, a disciple of Christ, the Lord’s Supper should always be one of those times. We should take it with a sense of reverence for God. In that moment nothing else should matter. And in that moment we need to search our hearts and make sure we are right with God. In the sense that we aren’t harboring any unrepentant sin in our hearts.
1 Corinthians 11:27-29 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
The taking of the covenantal elements is meant to be a representation of Christ’s finished work on the Cross. Nothing that any mortal man could do would ever be sufficient to pay the penalty of our sin debt. We do it in remembrance of Him. It’s also a joyous occasion. Joyous for us who have believed in Christ and his sacrifice on the Cross. This sacrifice is the only thing that could make man right with God.
The word communion is used for this ordinance as well. Meaning that everyone who eats the bread and drinks from the cup is in communion with one another. We are all taking it in one accord. We’re all in the same category, sinners in need of a savior.This is also a memorial. Instead of a physical monument or some kind of memorial statue the Lord’s Supper memorializes Christ’s death for what it was. Eating of the bread signifies the broken body of Christ. Drinking from the cup , the fruit of the vine, represents the blood spilled out on the tree. Those elements and the scriptures proclaiming it are something that can be passed on for generations. The simplicity of it lends to it’s beauty. There’s nothing more to be added to make it more significant or important. Christ is sufficient for that.