What is the Lord’s Table but a family gathering? When we eat and drink together we are eating and drinking the Gospel that unites us with one another in the past, present, and future. This Gospel transcends time. It is that which brings us together. We are forming a great cloud of witness to God and to the world, and the more we eat and drink together the greater the cloud becomes. And when that cloud becomes a cloud of victory over the whole world, which sight cannot be denied by the world, Christ will return and gather this great cloud into everlasting life.
What we are doing at this table is a clear picture of what is being formed in the world—a communion of saints marching and warring against principalities and powers rejoicing and proclaiming the Lord who has made us one.