“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.
I just wanted to take a quick moment to read those verses together. And as a collective community, we really understand the power of why we take communion, why we remember what he did and why it’s so important for our lives today. Well, the first and foremost thing that I see here is that he foreshadows and he foreshadows his death several times leading up to this moment. But here we are on Thursday before he is arrested and crucified. And we are seeing him break bread to show a resemblance of what is about to happen. In the same way, he takes a cup full of wine, and it’s tourism.
Well, the blood that’s going to be shed. And it was a much less gruesome way. And I love the words that my pastor used yesterday; we were talking about communion during our prom Sunday service, and he preached the word that was when your eyes see is not what is really happening. And so, in this case, we are seeing this resemblance of what is about to happen. But it was so hard for the disciples to comprehend. And for us, we’re so lucky because we live on the other side of those three days; we get to read the complete story of what happened that weekend. And we don’t even take into full consideration what happened on the cross. Because we get to live in freedom, we don’t get to live in pain and the fear of those three days while they waited. But in this specific case, we are using, or we have, a tool normal every single day bread and normal every single day cup of wine to remind us of the broken body and the blood that was shed. And so it’s a moment that we can do together. You and your family, you and your church family, whatever you feel called to do this in remembrance of me. It’s a strict instruction, and it’s something that we should partake infrequently so that we remember the sacrifice that he made for us.
So my devotional this morning, my quick prayer this morning is that may I remember the body that was broken and the blood that was shed from me may go into this Holy Week remembering that that is why we come together. That is why we praise, that is why we worship, and he is the only person in this world worthy of worship. And it’s because of what he did on the cross for you for me.
Father God, we love you so much, and we thank you for everything. We thank you for your broken body. We thank you for the blood that was shed. Jesus, You are our Lord, you are Savior Hosanna Lord, we’d love you so much. We thank you. We take this week, and we share our testimonies. We invite our friends to learn more about you to know more about the miracle that happened on Calvary, and we thank you for it. It is in your holy name that we pray this day in and day out, but this week specifically and especially. We pray this in remembrance of what you did.