Gathering around this Table every Lord’s Day reminds us over and over again that we are part of God’s household. God adopts us as his children. Though our earthly families may crumble apart and though death may separate us from those we love, we are never separate from God’s love. Often God takes things away from us so that we learn to appreciate them more. But, the only thing which can keep us from this Table is our own stubborn refusal to repent of our sin. Though God may take our husband, wife, or our children, he will not cast us out of his house. As long as we are his children, we have a place at this Table. As long as we are his children, he will feed us. Let’s enjoy the fellowship we have with each other now, while it lasts on this earth. Our earthly fellowship will be disrupted by death. We will all die. But, even that is only temporary. We will fellowship with each other again in heaven. We will fellowship with those that God has already taken to himself. Paul was torn between remaining with the Church in his body or being with the Lord in his spirit. We may think of old age and of losing our spouse with fear and uncertainty. How will we make it? God will give us strength for the day. And God gives us strength for each day through the ministry of the Church. God gives us strength for each day through this Table.