One Bread, One Body: The Unifying Nature of the Lord’s Table
As we come to the Lord’s Table and eat of bread and drink of the cup it is something that most of us are very familiar with. We know that the Table is a means of remembering the body and the blood of Jesus and proclaiming our trust in His sacrifice. This is the heart of the Lord’s Supper, but there is another level of significance that is often overlooked.
The Bible teaches that to be joined to Christ is to be joined to His body. When we identify with Christ we are also brought into fellowship with all those who are in Him. With that in mind, there is a sense in which the Lord’s Supper communicates our identification, not only with Jesus, but with His people.
The Lord’s Supper is about the whole body of Christ coming together to declare and delight in the saving death of Christ. It’s about proclaiming the death of Christ by embracing the body of Christ. It’s about coming together to cherish Christ and care for each other. – Understanding the Lord's Supper, Bobby Jamieson