A Foretaste

Christian communities are a place where we can have a foretaste of heaven here on earth. What’s a foretaste? Have you ever cooked bacon before? The bacon starts frying in its own fat, and the smell is glorious. And if you’re lucky, maybe you nibble a piece or two before you’re done frying all of it. That’s a foretaste—you’re so excited about the meal that you’re nibbling and eating little bites of the food as you make it. Now, the BLT that the bacon is being cooked for will be even better, of course. That’s what happens in worship on Sundays. When we worship in church, we’re eating a foretaste of the Bread of Life, which we’ll enjoy one day at the wedding feast of Christ.