“After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’”
(Luke 22:17-20, NIV)
“Do this in remembrance of me.” Watching the last supper this Easter, I was struck with these words. Who and what do we remember? How do we remember it? The Columbine shooting was 20 years ago; we remember it and its victims through vigils, interviewing those who survived, and having specials about the incident on TV, among other things. We usually remember birthdays through eating sweets and giving the birthday girl/boy with gifts.
Here, Jesus is showing His disciples—and us, today—how we can remember the precious gift He gave us through his crucifixion and resurrection. When we take the bread and the wine (or grape juice), we are given time to really think on the pain Jesus went through, for you and I—all because of His Love for us.
Whether or not you are able to remember Jesus in such a way today, it is my prayer that what Christ did for us—and what it means for us– would become incredibly real in our hearts. May we never forget the love Jesus has Loved us with, and the salvation and freedom it brings.
Do you know Jesus?
2,000 years ago, Jesus laid down His Life for you and for me. Learn more about Him, and what His gift means for you and I today, here.
Please pray for (get the prayer sheet here)…
- Open hearts and minds for those who do not know Jesus.
- People (including ourselves) to have closer, deepening relationships with Jesus.
- The Chibok girls freedom, as well as Leah Sharibu’s. Nothing is impossible with Jesus.
Thank you for your prayers!