Wednesday, April 12, 2006

come to the Table

Come to the Table

Come to the table
And savor the sight
The wine and the bread that was broken
And all have been welcomed to come
If they might
Accept as their own these two tokens
The bread is his body
The wine is the 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

Chorus:
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 broken
And here at the table
Sit those who have loved you
One is a traitor and one will deny
Though he's lived his life for them all
And for all 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

Come to the table and see in his eyes
The love that the Father has spoken
And know you are welcome
Whatever your crime
Though every commandment you've broken
For he's come to love you
And not to condemn
And he offers a pardon of peace
If you'll come to the table
You'll feel in your heart
The greatest forgiveness
The greatest release

(Chorus)

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, Niles Borop

The Lord's Table is open to us all. We are ever invited. To remember what Jesus has done for us in his death. In giving his body and blood for us. So we can share in his body and blood. In the forgiveness of our sins. In becoming a part of his body.

It is solemn in one sense, and celebratory in another. It is accepting what he has done and provides for us. And becoming a part of the fellowship of the Table. Our Lord gathering us as his people. To be forgiven. To be healed. To know and be known. To worship our Savior and Lord.

Thank you Jesus for your Table open to us. Let us be those who come. And keep coming. Knowing you are ever there for us. And that we are together with you. We worship you. And love you. Because you first loved and love us. Amen.

2 comments:

Deepthinker said...

He has eternal mercy on us. Thank you so much for the prayer.

Ted Gossard said...

Amen deepthinker! Thanks for reading and commenting.