Intercession of the Prophet (Exodus 32:1-19)
Throughout redemptive history, our God has actively sought His People; tirelessly and endlessly. He has described His relationship with His People various ways in the Word: as a father with a son…as a mother hen with her chicks…as a shepherd with his sheep…and of course as a husband with a wife.
The prophets describe His People as a faithless wife, who constantly went after other Gods. And yet, God did not fully or finally reject His people, but paid the ultimate price in the giving of His Son.
The cross is the ultimate example of the lengths our God has gone to in order to save His people and redeem His bride. “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. . . . while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. . . . while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, [and] much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. ” [Rom 5:6-10; cf. 1 Pt 2:19-25; 3:1-7; Col 1:20; Phil 2:5-11]
The Lord’s Supper is a proclamation to the Father of our reliance on the cross of Christ, and His resurrection. It is a proclamation to one another, that we are in Him, and united as body. And it is a proclamation to us from the Father, that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ cleanses us from sin and reconciles us to Him. [1 Jn 1:7]
Your God has not left you helpless in your sins, but has done all for you. Come and joyously commune with Him, through the cross of Christ.
Christopher Kou is a member of Christ Covenant Church of Chicago (CREC). Aside from his own study and some teaching, Chris is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a graduate of the certificate program of the Theopolis Institute.