The Lord's Table
by Randy Chambers, 2004-11-01
The Lords table is a place that none of us are worthy to approach. That thought
occurred to me as I evaluated the condition of my heart prior to taking and serving
communion in church.
I had been in a mood and wasnt sure I was in the right frame of
mind to be taking, let alone serving, the Lords communion. I didnt feel right.
unclean. But I believe God spoke clearly to me regarding this: There are none
without spot. No matter how much we pray and seek to reconcile the differences, we are
blemished if not for the blood of Christ. If we must pass inspection prior to coming to
the Lords table, we will most likely hear Him say, You missed a spot. Go back
and clean up and come again. I cant come clean before the LordI can only
come clean with Him.
This does not downplay the importance of a right attitude when coming, but for me, it
simply made me understand what the right attitude is. And that, not really any different
than any other time I approach. Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.
No matter how much worship, confession and preparation I do when I come to Him, I will
inevitably miss a spotor twenty. But the very blood I come to remember, covers me
and enable me to come to begin with. It was just one of those times I had to be still and
be in awe of His unfathomable grace.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest
who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as
we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of
grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb.