Isaiah 53:11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Isaiah prophesied that the suffering servant would look upon the anguish of His soul and be satisfied.
The doctrines of Calvinists are the doctrines of grace, but we too often focus on the doctrine of total depravity. We too often draw false conclusions from current events. We see with eyes of flesh – of death, despair and estrangement and not with the eyes of faith – love, hope and peace.
We do not consider the whole counsel of God’s word if we forget or miss or neglect the promises.
One of the promises is that after His passion and after his resurrection, Jesus would look at the fruit of the cross and be satisfied.
He is not reluctant to gather with us. He is not ashamed to sit at table with us. He is not ashamed of our table manners. And has we receive free grace. As we receive the fruit of his cross we can’t be less satisfied.
We are learning new table manners; repentance, peace, gratitude, the fruit of the spirit. This table is not the reward of the worthy. It is a conduit of grace, of satisfaction. It is a means for God to make us worthy. Take and eat and see that the Lord is good.
We don’t work to earn our bread. We are weak, trembling and in need. We are given bread so that we are strong enough to work.
Jesus provides that bread. And We need to learn to be as satisfied as He is, in it. He is satisfied with the table as it is set, with what is set on it and with sharing it with you.
Therefore, it is possible for us to join him, eat of it and be satisfied as well.
So, Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.
**In order to learn how to write decent Communion meditations, I am imitating others. This is was a rewrite of Pr. Wilson’s (So come and Welcome to Jesus Christ, Morning reading, January 1st.).