Throughout Church History there have been many Christian groups that have turned the Lord’s Table into a tomb. Necessarily, this way of looking at the Eucharist makes the Lord’s Table a place of self-examination. This is reflected when instead of enjoying the community in this one loaf, we individualize the table. However, the real problem is not that of turning the table into a tomb, but that of misunderstanding the tomb; treating the tomb as if it were a sign of defeat, and not victory. What the tomb represents for us is a sign of victory. No one remains in it!
Our duty as we approach the table is to memorialize the Lord’s death in light of the empty tomb. His death for us is a death for our joy. We embrace the joy of sins forgiven and life everlasting.
This table is for us and our children; those united to the Risen Savior and tasting of His eternal victory. So, come and see the empty tomb as we eat and drink together.