Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Last night at our Maundy Thursday service we sang one of my favorite communion songs, “Behold the Lamb.” Take a few minutes to listen and see, with the eyes of your heart; share in the Bread of Life:
Last night we read a portion of Psalm 78. Verses 19-20 and 24-25 were poignant for Karis and me through the many years of our “wilderness,” trying to figure out how to nourish a body with a malfunctioning, non-functioning or, from November 2004 until January 2006, completely absent intestine:
Can God set a table in the wilderness?
True, he struck the rock, the waters gushed out, and the gullies overflowed;
But is he able to give bread or to provide meat for his people?
. . . He rained down manna upon them to eat and gave them grain from heaven.
So mortals ate the bread of angels; he provided for them food enough.
What is your wilderness? What is your hunger? Take it, as I will, to the cross today. See Jesus, tasting death so that we can drink life. “He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God. So we share in this Bread of Life, and we drink of his sacrifice, as a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King” (verse 2 of “Behold the Lamb”).