Originally scheduled for November 13
Noah Webster defined eternity as “duration or continuance
without beginning or end.” It is a pragmatic definition for a
concept which human beings find somewhat difficult to grasp. It is
important for the Christian because eternity is the residence of
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the
spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
(Isaiah 57:15 KJV)
If you will, God lives in eternity
and is therefore the source of all things eternal.
however, inhabits time. Our contact with eternity is therefore quite
limited. Communion is an example of such contact. In communion we
are touching the eternal.
We are touching that which came before time began, God planned the
atonement before the beginning of time. Communion is the symbolic
representation of Christ’s atoning for our sins.
We touch that which is beyond the reach of time, the coming of the
New Heaven and New Earth. Time will cease but God’s kingdom will
continue. The atonement is the source of eternal life the Christian,
for it is the foundation of grace.
As you partake today,
realize the seriousness of communion. Before time, it was His plan.
After time ends, you will be in his new heaven and earth. It is
something of supreme importance: take it seriously. Examine
yourself, and then partake.