Think about it....What is the point of food? To give us energy to live. But really? Why do our bodies not use photosynthesis to sustain life?
As I continue to through 1 Corinthians I read about the Lord's supper in chapter 11. It was kind of complicated to think about at first but it became more clear. Jesus said to "eat his body and drink his blood." This was a metaphor for Christians to realize that He sustains us. He is our nourishment.
I think that the last supper was a model for how we are to eat every meal....remembering Christ.
Jesus is my spiritual food. Just like I need food everyday, I need the Word of God to sustain me daily. The word is how I know Jesus and feed on Jesus.
In verse 33 it also gave me understanding on being part of the "body of Christ." It says, "So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another." When I am with other Christians I am to show them love and patience helping them along. This ties in with John 21:14-17 which I have posted on before.
Food is necessary for life. Without continued nourishment, there is imbalance and malnutrition.
Read 1 Cor. 11:17-34 and you will see that remembering Christ when you eat will be both nourishment to your spirit and body.
Mom, this one is for you :)