We ought carefully and with the utmost seriousness and consideration attend the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper: this was appointed for this end, to draw forth longings of our souls toward Jesus Christ. Here are the glorious objects of spiritual desire by visible signs represented to our view. We have Christ evidently set forth crucified…. Here we have that spiritual meat and drink represented and offered to excite our hunger and thirst; here we have all that spiritual feast represented which God has provided for poor souls; and here we may hope in some measure to have our longing souls satisfied in this world by the gracious communications of the Spirit of God.Jonathan Edwards Sacrament Sermon on Canticles 5:1 (circa 1729), p. 14.
Today, as we rejoice together in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and remember His once and for all sacrifice on the cross through the LORD’s supper, let us pray that we may be nourished, strengthened, and united more and more.
Let us also remember the brethren who may be struggling with different sorts of heavy providence. Pray that the proclamation of the authoritative Word minister to them deeply and that their longing souls may be drawn forth toward the LORD Jesus Christ.
Blessed LORD’s Day!