Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Symbols of Life

The bread and wine are fitting symbols of life and health. Bread has a wonderful aroma that portends joy. It is also a filling food. It assuages our extreme hunger and also prepares whets our appetite for a savory feast.
         Wine is strong. It, too, has a pleasant aroma that prepares us for good food and fellowship. It has many different tastes. It can be strong, smooth, bitter, lingering, all in the same small sip.
         The bread which we break and the cup which we bless are the body and blood of Jesus. Taste and see that the Lord is good.
         We see these symbols and they help us to see Jesus. We believe His promises, so we eat and drink in faith. As we do this, we do taste the Lord and know that He is good and that His promises to us are yea and amen.

         Body and blood. Life and health. Jesus and His people. Bread and wine. Joy and gratitude.

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