Early one Sunday morning, a group of party leaders came by the White House to see President James A. Garfield to discuss a bill they thought should be passed by Congress. They were surprised when he said he had a very important appointment and would talk to them that afternoon. "But Mr. President," one man asked, "what could be more important than this?" Garfield said, "Gentlemen, I have an appointment at the Lord's table!" He then left with Mrs. Garfield and went to Sunday morning worship.
All Christians have an appointment with the Lord around His table on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7). Paul said, "For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes" (1Corinthians11:23-26).
There will be cups unused every Sunday. Those unused cups say someone is missing from their place. Perhaps that someone has forgotten the Lord’s commandment. Perhaps that someone has forgotten the Lord’s love and sacrifice for their sins. Perhaps that someone is you.
The Lord’s table is set, don’t forget your appointment!
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