Sunday, March 18, 2007

Come To The Table

You will often hear a priest say, "All baptized Christians are welcome to partake of Holy Communion. It's God's table."

Author and composer Michael Card (pictured here) has put this so well -- it's really Christ's invitation to us to come to communion.

Come To The Table

Come to the table
and savor the sight,
the wine and the bread that was broken.
And all have been welcome to come
if they might,
accept as their own these two tokens.
The bread is His body.
The wine is His Blood.
And the One who provides them is true.
He freely offers.
We freely receive.
To accept and believe Him is all we must do.

Come to the table
and taste of the glory
and savor the sorrow;
He's dying tomorrow.
The hand that is breaking the bread
soon will be be broken.
And here at the table
sit those who have loved Him.
One is a traitor and one will deny,
Though He's lived His life for them all
and for all He will be crucified.

Come to the table.
He's prepared for you
the bread of forgiveness, the wine of release.
Come to the table and sit down beside Him.
The Savior wants you to join in the feast.

Michael Card: Immanuel - Reflections on the Life of Christ (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990), p. 145

Pastor Linda
The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

1 comment:

November In My Soul said...

I have enjoyed the music and artistry of Michael Card for many years.