He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
A close union exists between Christ and those who are believers in Him. Nothing could be closer or more intimate than that relationship. When we eat literal food, we take it into our very being and it becomes a part of us. When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, He comes into our lives to abide and we continually abide in Him.