and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” — 1 Cor 11:24 NET
The Lord’s Supper is the most sacred of the ordinances of Christian worship. It is a service of memorial – “This do in remembrance of Me.”
Jesus showed His humanness in His desire to be remembered. It is one proof of immortality that we cannot bear to think of being forgotten.
Jesus wants us to remember Him, however, not merely at His table, now and then, but all the while. If we keep Him thus ever in memory it will bless our lives in many ways. It will transform us into His likeness; thinking much of others makes us like them. It will keep us from doing wrong or sinful things.
Even the picture of a good man makes us ashamed to do things he would disapprove. Remembering Christ keeps our hearts warm with love for Him. We are kept in mind of the sweetness of His love and of all that He has done for us, and we are constrained to love Him.
Remembering Christ will make us happy, for we shall never forget that He is our Friend and is with us all the days.
Mornings With God - July 20
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.