Paul is taking us back to the Upper Room where Jesus shared a meal with His disciples. Together they observed the Passover. All that lamb of the Old Covenant symbolized was being fulfilled in the death of Christ, the Lamb of God, who would take those same elements and institute the New Covenant.
We call this time together in our worship, “communion.” As we meet here, we are in the Presence of Christ and have fellowship with Him, and we share this together as a church so that we have communion with each other.
It is thrilling to know that as we come to the Lord’s Table, there is present an honored Guest taking the seat at the head of the Table—Jesus Christ Himself! He is unseen, yet very much there. As we look around this Table, we see His family—a banqueting hall filled with royalty—princes and princesses seated about us in sweet company, breaking bread with one another!