This sacrament which we are about to partake of together is a visible reminder of our Lord’s first Advent.
The true physicality of the incarnation is matched here by the physicality of this Supper. The eternal Son, begotten of the Father, truly became man.
You could behold Him with your eyes. You could reach out and touch Him with your hands. Just as you see and touch this bread and wine here today.
And this is sacrament is also a reminder of Christ’s second Advent. As the Apostle Paul says in the words of institution proclaimed each week, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
So here at this Table we look back at our Lord’s first Advent and His work on our behalf.
We look forward to His second Advent, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of our great God and Savior.
And we behold now our Lord, for He comes to us here in this moment in simple bread and wine.
So come and welcome to Jesus Christ.