Discount wafer and juice, and Jesus draws near

Likewise, the bread and cup ‘proclaim the Lord’s death’ (1 Cor. 11:26). Loaf and juice, wafer or wine, are nothing more than that. We bought them on sale around the corner. And yet he draws near here; uniquely we taste and see, not only the dough and crushed grapes but the very goodness of the living Christ. Remembering him becomes greeting him. He meets us with real presence, while in faith we chew and swallow and pray. Death lurks here among the pieces. Life rises as we gather together. The body of the Lord is discerned here. Sacred we eat (1 Cor. 11:27-29).

Zack Eswine, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being, 53

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About Evan May

Evan May is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor at Lakeview Christian Center in New Orleans.
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