For All of Us

by Jeff A. Jenkins
grandmason2.gifOne of the highlights of my childhood was our frequent trips to visit our grandparents. My most vivid memories of those trips consists of the times that my Grandmother would make me a special cup of coffee (about two-thirds milk & sugar and one-third coffee).
Early in the morning, we would sit on a stool at the kitchen window watching my grandfather and his men load their big trucks and take off for the day. She would tell me all about what the men would be doing throughout the day.
I would ask questions and she would patiently answer every question. I thought that my “maw-maw,” was the most fun person in the whole world. Moreover, even though there were several other grandchildren in the house I believed that she made that “special” coffee just for me.
What I learned later in life was that she would have done the same for any of her grandchildren and there were times that she made special things for each of them.
Our Father in Heaven sent his son to die for the whole world (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Jesus gave his life a “ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2:6)
While it is true that God is the Savior of “all men” (1 Timothy 4:10), there is definitely a unique characteristic to the relationship he has with “believers.”
As we gather around the table, may we be reminded of the fact that Christ is the Savior of all, but the relationship we have with him through his covenant is special indeed.
Father, help us to be mindful of the fact that you gave your Son for everyone. Help us never forget the unique relationship we have through the covenant as we observe the Lord’s Supper.

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