“When I Drink It New”
Thank you, Lord, that when we eat the bread and drink the cup of the Eucharist we are both remembering what you have done and anticipating what you will do.
Thank you, Lord, that in eating the bread and drinking the cup of the Eucharist we both participate in the fellowship we have with you and our other brothers and sisters here and now and anticipate the fellowship we will have with you and our other brothers and sisters there and then.
“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’ When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” (Matthew 26:26-30)