After he was raised from the dead, Jesus appeared to his disciples who were startled because they thought he was a spirit.
And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? … And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
How did Jesus prove that he had been raised bodily? He ate a piece of fish. He had a meal. Living things eat food. Physical bodies eat food and souls of men and women who were once spiritually dead eat food too.
We aren’t eating a tiny cracker and taking a sip of juice because we need to be made alive—we eat it to show that we have already been made alive. How? We were buried with Christ when we repented of our sin, and we were raised with Christ when we took hold of him by faith.
Today, if you have placed your faith in Jesus—God has prepared a meal for you, and he invites you to eat it. He invites you to be full on Christ, to feast on Christ, to cherish Christ in your hearts as you take these symbols of Christ’s body and blood into yourself.
If you have not placed your faith in Jesus, this meal is not for you. Don’t take it. because this bread and this cup are only symbolic of what you truly need.
Christ had to be raised bodily before he ate the piece of fish. You must be raised with Christ spiritually, through faith, before you can sit at this banquet table. This meal is yet another invitation.
So, Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ.