Thus we see that the Lord’s supper is intended to be to us a full store house—an overflowing fountain of spiritual blessing. It is designed to furnish us with an abundant supply for our manifold wants…
It gives new ardour to our hopes. It looks back to the first, and forward to the second coming of the Lord. It points to future glory. It carries us forward to the inheritance—the kingdom, the crown, the restitution of all things, the rest that remianeth for the people of God, the bridal day, the marriage supper of the Lamb.
We sit here as at our eastern window to watch the first rays of coming day; to see star after star fading from the heavens as the dawn approaches, and the sun prepares to rise, “the sun of a morning without clouds,” bringing in the splendour of the everlasting day. We seem to hear the voice which sounded over the lonely rocks of Patmos in the ears of John, “He that testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.” And with him we eagerly echo back the joyful words, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
Horatius Bonar, Christ is All, p. 177, 180
Every time I take the Lord’s Supper it is a tangible reminder that I have a greater supper awaiting me. It is a physical promise that through this world of pain and trials there is a coming feast at which I will sit down at. Though the food is simply now, it will be glorious then!
Not to long ago my church, Immanuel, changed our practice or having the Lord’s Supper. We went from having it once a month to having it every Sunday. And it has been a wonderful change. Now, every week, I get a tangible reminder that the greatest feast of all is in my future. Every Sunday I am reminded that I will sit down at the marriage supper of the Lamb.