One of the ways modern Christianity has been infiltrated by worldliness is through the emphasis on feelings and emotions. How do you know you are a Christian? How do you know your sins are forgiven? How do you know God is with you?
Frequently, modern Christians have been trained to immediately point to how they feel to indicate God’s presence. The problem is that feelings and emotions are slippery things. Sometimes you feel bad because you’re tired or hungry, and sometimes you feel good because the sun is out. If you’re walking with God, then the fact that the sun is out can certainly be received as a bonus token of God’s goodness. But it isn’t the foundation of your confidence that God is with you. God causes the sun to shine on the good and the evil. A serial liar can wake up to the morning sun and feel good, but she really should feel bad. And on the flip side, you might feel down because you’re tired or hungry, but that’s because you’ve been faithfully pouring yourself out at work or for your family in the strength of Christ.
Your feelings are not worthless, but your feelings are not the foundation of your faith. The foundation of your faith is the finished work of Christ, which is true no matter how you feel. And this is part of why Christ gave us this meal. This meal is an objective sign and seal of your security in Christ. It proclaims forgiveness for sinners, peace for the anxious, and the presence of Christ. Are you a guilty sinner? Then you qualify. The blood of Jesus is for you. Have you been anxious or worried? Then you qualify. Jesus went to the cross for your peace. Here it is for you. Are you unsure if Christ is with you? He is here. Do you want to walk with Him? Then come.
Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.