This morning though we recapitulate the Advent story, we do not live this Advent story as those in the first century. In that time, their expectation was filled with the sorrow of an old world and covenant. Today, we expect in this season with new eyes; the eyes of a people who have seen the glory of God and have tasted of his goodness. Advent is glorified for us. We expect this morning fully aware that history is moving forward to the eternal consummation when Christ will resurrect his Bride and make her perfect for the feast.
We eat with our Lord already having tasted of His Advent, but longing for more advents. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus and refresh us as we eat by faith.