Is it possible that what begins as a memorial can become a presence? Imagine if you stood before the Washington Monument and suddenly the father of our country was at your side. Imagine if you stood inside the Lincoln Memorial and suddenly heard a deep voice intoning, "Fourscore and seven years ago."

When we come around the Lord's Table, we come to a memorial of the dying Christ and find ourselves suddenly confronted with the living Christ. It is His table and He is there.