What Do We Remember
As we read 1 Cor 11:23-26 we notice what our Lord said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
What is it we are to remember? Could it be the incarnation? That God took upon flesh? That He inhabited a body like ours, frail weak and destined for the grave?
Or could it be that He came from glory into this, comparatively speaking, pigpen of a place called earth. An earth, which He created so beautiful and perfect but now, is polluted with sin and death. He leaves glory to live here for 30+ years.
Or could it be that in His humbled state as a human, He chose to live as a servant? Imagine coming from a place where all of your surrounding creation is worshiping you, serving you at your beck and call. But now, most of your creation is mocking you. Slandering you. But He comes and serves them with unfathomable humility.
Or are we to remember how he modeled for us how to live? Teaching us what it means to live by faith. What it means to follow the Spirit. Modeling for us what a real Christian looks like. Showing us how important prayer is for a godly life. The joy we can have in living for our God with unquestionable devotion.
Or are we to remember how He showed us how to die? How we are to be unyielding in our purpose regardless of any and all adversity that comes our way, even death.
Or are we to remember why He died? He died for you and me. He died for a people who don’t even give Him a second thought. He died for a people who would cast Him aside when He becomes the slightest inconvenience to them. He died for a people who would mock Him, slander Him, betray Him and even use Him for his or her own gain.
He died so we, depraved humanity, can have a relationship with Him. Think about it; God wants to speak to us. He wants to be involved in our lives. He wants to use us to reveal to the world His love. He wants us to experience heavenly blessings now.
To Consider …
- What do you think about during communion?
- Do you think about how much He loves you?
- Are you overwhelmed by His faithfulness toward you?
- Do you ask yourself, who am I that He is mindful of me?
- Are you reminded of why He deserves our worship?
“For as often as you do this, do it in remembrance of Me.”
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