John Mark Hicks takes us from the Eucharist table to God, and suggests that we need to see the Table as communion with the Triune God.
God is with us.
God is with us in Jesus Christ.
God is with us in Christ who gave himself for us.
As we eat and drink, we enter into the God-with-us-ness of the Table.
The Table during the life of Jesus was all about dining with Jesus, about communion with Jesus, and the Table in his “absent presence” (mine) remains communion with God in Christ.
This presence is mediated by the Holy Spirit.
We must learn to see the Table as more than just symbolism; God is with us in a special way at the Table.
We need to see the Table as God doing something for us and as we ingest, we participate in what God is doing — and God draws us into the perichoretic dance of endless divine communion. As we eat and drink, we enter into divine fellowship.
I base this first in a series on John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper