Anticipating the feast of communion is about filling the gap of the unknown with purposeful expectancy. Readying ourselves, opening our hands, our plates, our mouths for what is coming, is yet to come, and has come. Readying for He who was before the world began and still is. It is on waiting in what seems like the dark for Jesus. A dark that is only from our place on the ground, while up above the glory has already begun to fall, and will presently arrive at just the right time. In the blink of an eye, for the one who is outside of time but steps in time with us like a cosmic dance, mortal led by immortal into an eternal feast of the soul and spirit. We wait, ready for Him to fill what looks empty. Our hunger says to us, “He is coming!” Our filling says to us, “He is faithful!” And the anticipation deepens the fullness when He comes.
“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears. Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry. Smoke went up from his nostrils. And devouring fire from his moth; glowing coals flamed forth from him. He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet. He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind… He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy… he brought me in to a broad place; he rescued me because he delighted in me…Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.”- Psalm 18 , Excerpts