I’ve been reading through a devotional bible for the last few months (year?) or so.  Today I was reading in Ezekiel and Hebrews:

 Ez 44:3 and following — Only the ruler himself may sit in the gateway to eat a meal in the presence of the Lord….Not even a foreigner living among the people of Israel may enter [the temple].

And yet, we all get to go to the communion rail and eat a meal in the presence of the Lord every week – and every single person who has given his/her life to Jesus is a temple for the Holy Spirit.

 Heb:9:25 and following:  The high priest enters the Most Holy Place once every year with blood that is not his own….but Christ came only once and for all time at just the right time to take away all sin by sacrificing himself.

v19 and following — So, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place without fear because of the blood of Jesus’ death.  We can enter through a new and living way that Jesus opened for us.  It leads through the curtain – Christ’s body.

The Communion Rail By Bob Bennett

(You can find a clip here.  Click on “music” in the sidebar and scroll down to The View From Here)

Iron and marble, wood and stone
Craftsman’s chisel, hammer and nail
All the straight lines form our gath’ring place
At the Altar of God, at the Communion Rail

And the powerful and common, we all come alike
With our faith so weak and our souls so frail
To dine upon the promises of Christ the Lamb
Kept safe for His sheep at the Communion Rail

I can’t help but watch this blessed parade
Of strangers and neighbors, we all fall and fail
We come to have our lives made new again
And to return our thanks at the Communion Rail

And a great cloud of witnesses surrounds us out of time
We will follow their footsteps beyond this earthly veil
We will all join together at the Supper of the Lamb
And we glimpse that shining time
At the Communion Rail

We will follow their footsteps beyond this earthly veil
And we glimpse that shining time now
At the Communion Rail

Comments on: "Can’t think of a good title." (4)

  1. Kate,

    A few days ago as I was getting ready to bed thinking about ACC trying to understand Why

    All at once I thought of Moses and his dealings The Pharaoh and how stubborn he was until the Lord saved his People

    In someways I can see a parallel between the two

    ACC being subborn and wanting their way despite the fact that people
    are walking away – Pharaoh being stubborn and wanting his own way

    I don’t know if I explained very well but felt I wanted to share it

    I would like your comments please

    Wendy

  2. I see a parallel too – but further than that I can’t go, my head is spinning tonight.

  3. The Bible says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. Perhaps another parallel?

  4. I sincerely hope not.

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