I remember taking a vacation to the Grand Canyon with my mom and grandparents. It was phenomenal. Just sitting there and looking over the vast expanse that goes beyond where my eyes took me.
There was something else I noticed as well, nearly everyone else who was there were tourists, as we were.
The reason eventually came to me. If you lived near the Grand Canyon sure you’d go to it often… at first, but eventually it would be seen as normal.
It would be easy for the Lord’s Supper to do the same. Unlike many others, we take it weekly as commanded. If I went to the Canyon weekly, even that could [and most likely would] become common for me.
That’s one reason why we have talks like these. To help prepare our minds [although they should already be prepared] and to help focus on the reverence we should have before we take.
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Because of its importance, we must not ever let it become common for us.