“You proclaim the Lord’s death.” (1 Corinthians 11:26)
Every cross we see reminds us of Jesus’ death to give us life.
There is only one thing that the Lord Jesus has instituted that we must do over and over again: remember His death in the Lord’s Supper. With that He always calls us back to the core of the Gospel: that He died for us.
The bread is broken, as Christ’s body was broken. He endured it, because He rejoiced in the fruit of His death. People are reconciled to God. Sinners receive eternal life.
This is how Christ’s brokenness makes us whole. We come to our destination as children of God. The power of sin is broken, and we begin to live according to God’s intentions. In the pain of this life we receive His comfort. We no longer seek our own interests but serve others with joy. We become people in one piece.
And every time again the Lord’s Supper reminds us of the price and the promise of this great blessing.
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