The next time you celebrate the Lord's Supper, think of this phrase: "flesh and blood."
Flesh and blood. That's what Jesus took on in order to come to earth to save us.
Flesh and blood. That's what Jesus sacrificed on the cross to pay for our sin.
Flesh and blood. That's what we are called to give so that others, too, may come to know Jesus.
Have you ever wondered why we send missionaries around the world instead of just sending Bibles, instead of just shipping copies of the Jesus video, instead of just sending money to believers who already live there, instead of just sending emails and blogs and television ads talking about Jesus?
The reason we send missionaries around the world is because people need flesh and blood. Although certainly a person can become a believer simply through reading Scripture, most people come to faith in Christ after they have met someone else who is already a Christian. They have seen someone seeking to live the Christian life, they have been touched by someone who cares because Jesus cares, they have experienced the love of Jesus through the actions of a human being who is letting the love of Jesus flow through them.
Flesh and blood. That's what it took for Jesus to save us. Are you being a "flesh and blood" witness to someone else?