This past Sunday, November 11, 2007, our youngest daughter, together with other children of the congregation, received the Body and Blood of our Lord for the first time. This means that she now joins her older sister in receiving the Holy Supper at the altar.
At the altar they join their parents and fellow baptized believers in communion with Christ and His Church throughout the world. They are now strengthened in communion with Christ together with Mary and all of the saints, martyrs, prophets, apostles, evangelists, angels and archangels in heaven. With this brief foretaste of heaven we are united once again with God and are strengthened by His forgiveness and life and salvation. As Christ participates here in our human nature, in Christ we participate in His divine nature.
God willing, there will be many special days ahead for our children like graduation and marriage and many other occasions. Of course, she will remember how strange the wine tasted. For me, this quiet day is one to remember.
God remember His covenant to all as they receive Christ's Body and Blood for the forgiveness of their sins and so proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.