O what a miracle, my Lord

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Kelly Kalaidjian

Auckland, New Zealand

Praise the Lord! He is the Spirit now. We can be filled with Him and share all His riches.


Lydia

Auckland, New Zealand

What a miracle that we can be in God, and God in us! It is truly a mystery! Hallelujah!


Jeffrey Wang

Auckland, New Zealand

Thank you, Lord, that you pass through all the processes for us to enjoy all your riches today! Praise The Lord!


Lilo Xu

Auckland, New Zealand

oh what a miracle, my Lord!!! that sinners we can be one with You, that we can partake of Your unsearchable riches. Lord, stregthen our eating and drinking of You, stregthen our taking You in our spirit, so that You can gain us as Your true worshippers!


Jermin

Auckland, New Zealand

Christ is our real food and our real drink. He didn't just come to die for our sins, but He also died and went through a process so that He could become food and drink to us. In this way, He and we really become one. What a miracle!


Sister Vali Ruth

Tirane, Albania

We long to eat and drink e’en more,

To take Thyself in spirit thus,

Till Thou shalt all our being fill

And true remembrance have from us.


Ac Haway

Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines

For me Thy Body Thou didst give,

That I may ever share in Thee;

1 Cor 11:24 "And having given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body…"

1 Cor 11:24 footnote 1 "The bread is broken that we may eat it.."

1 Cor 10:17 footnote 2 "Partaking of (that is, eating—vv. 28-30) the one bread identifies us with it. This indicates that our partaking of Christ, our enjoying of Christ, identifies us with Him, making us one with Him."

His body was broken so that we may eat Him, partake of Him. Thank you Lord for dying for us, that we may have our share in enjoying you!


Mariegel Dalaguete

Leduc, Alberta, Canada

O what a miracle, my Lord,  That I’m in Thee and Thou in me,  That Thou and I are really one;  O what a wondrous mystery!


Anonymous

United States

哦主,這是何等神蹟,

你我竟然聯合為一!

我在你內,你在我裡,

真是希奇,真是奧祕!


Francis Y Chow

Anaheim, California, United States

Oh what a great miracle!

Christ is the object of the believers' remembrance for them to eat and drink, declaring His death until He comes. In 1 Corinthians 11:26 Paul tells us that at the Lord's supper we "eat this bread and drink the cup." The bread and the cup are the elements of the Lord's supper, a feast, set up by Him so that we, His believers, may remember Him by enjoying Him as such a feast. This means that we should remember the Lord by eating and drinking Him. At the Lord's supper we partake of the bread and the cup as the symbols of His body and His blood in order to enjoy Him. It is by eating, drinking, and enjoying the Lord that we remember Him. The following stanza of Hymns, #233 speaks of this:

We long to eat and drink e'en more,

To take Thyself in spirit thus,

Till Thou shalt all our being fill

And true remembrance have from us.

The more we eat, drink, and enjoy Him, the more we render Him the true remembrance. To remember the Lord is not merely to recall that Christ is God who became a man, lived as a carpenter, and was persecuted, arrested, judged, and crucified. Rather, to remember Him is to eat and drink Him, to enjoy Him. In other words, we do not remember the Lord by using our mind to meditate about the Lord; instead, we remember the Lord by exercising our spirit to feed on Him. Our remembering the Lord in such a way declares to the whole universe that we daily enjoy Him as our food and drink. He is our feast, our enjoyment.

The second crucial element of the Bible is Christ. Generally, the initial knowledge of Christians concerning Christ is that He is the Savior (Luke 2:11), the One who is full of love and compassion to save them from hell. After a little reading of the Bible, they may know Him further as the Redeemer (Matt. 20:28), who died and shed His blood on the cross as a ransom for many to satisfy God's righteous requirements (1 Pet. 1:18-19; Rev. 1:5b). However, it is not enough to know Christ only to this extent. In addition to knowing Christ as the Savior and Redeemer, we must know Him to a deeper degree, that is, that He is our life and He is also in us to be united and mingled with us. In John 15:5 the Lord Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit." It is a mystery that we abide in the Lord and He abides in us. It is difficult for human language to describe this mysterious union. Just as we abide in the air, and the air also abides in us, today because the Lord is the Spirit, we can abide in the Lord and the Lord can also abide in us. What a miracle! What a mystery! The Lord abides in us and is united and mingled with us! Stanza 1 of Hymns, #233 says, "O what a miracle, my Lord,/That I'm in Thee and Thou in me,/That Thou and I are really one;/O what a wondrous mystery!"