… 1 Cor 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
We are telling a story when we eat this meal. You are showing or proclaiming the death of Christ to three audiences. First and foremost you are proclaiming the death of Christ to God the Father. In Isaiah 53:11 almighty God says that the Father shall see the labor of His servant’s soul and be satisfied. We present to God the labor of The Son because our labors are so deficient. He sees His Son’s work and is pleased.
We also proclaim the death of Jesus Christ to the Church. We are presented with the death of Christ as an aid to our faith. The hymn writer once wrote, Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross, and this meal is a regular reminder that Isaiah 53:5 is true: He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Finally we proclaim His death to the world. We are literally proclaiming to the world, Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We bid the watching world to look upon the one whom they have pierced and to mourn. We bid the world to mourn and promise them that those who mourn over their sin and the pierced Savior of their souls, they shall be comforted.
So, let’s proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes again. Come all you baptized, believing people of God, come taste and see that the Lord is good.