On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
– 1 Corinthians 11:23b-26
I have the gift of hindsight as I read the words you spoke that night in the Upper Room; I know who the betrayer was. I can confidently say, “Thank God, it wasn’t me.” Yet there are times my actions betray the covenant I have devoted my life to, the agreement confirmed with your blood. Please forgive me, Lord. Forgive me for the times I forget the supreme cost paid for those of us who had no hope outside of Christ. I want to live this day–and every day–in devoted remembrance of your sacrifice that makes my freedom possible. I have my one and only life to announce the significance of my redeemer’s death, and eternity to celebrate it.
I pray in the name of Jesus,
CALL TO ACTION:
Taking communion may seem like a simple action, but its implications and symbolism are powerful. We recognize God’s covenant with us and the commands Jesus gave his disciples—to humbly serve each other and to remember his sacrifice—each time we take communion. Today, attend a Maundy Thursday service at Crossings OKC to give biblical context to this sacred act and Jesus’ intentions behind it.
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