Christ calls His people to use all things at our disposal for the singular purpose of His glory and His kingdom’s reign, which will never pass away. He calls us to be faithful stewards of His gifts.
St. Paul refers in various places to his own stewardship of God’s grace. He was given a part in the management of the Gospel of grace for the purpose of building up the Church in the knowledge of God. [1 Cor 9:17; Col 1:25; 1 Tim 1:4; Eph 1:10; 3:2, 9]
Indeed, the Church is a steward—a manager—of the mysteries of the kingdom, and in particular of the Word and sacraments which are God’s acts of grace to us, His people.
We have heard today that He calls us to earnestly use everything at our disposal—everything we have been given—in pursuit of Christ: ... in pursuit of union with Christ, peace with God, steadfast faith, and eternal joy.
The Lord’s Supper is one of those gifts Christ gives to us to confirm and build our faith. To proclaim to us again that we are raised up with our crucified and risen and ascended Lord, and seated with Him!
We celebrate the Supper each week because it is a gracious gift of God! We don’t forsake it, because it is given to us as a promise and pledge of the true riches that are ours in Jesus Christ.
So come with joy, and commune with your Savior Jesus Christ! Eat and drink by faith, knowing that Christ died for your death to sin; and He rose for your life in Him!