On most holidays, we recall and reflect on some past event. Often we plan special celebrations or bring out mementos to help us recall the significance of the occasion. Yet none can compare to the remembrance of our Lord’s death and resurrection. He left us with the emblems for reflecting on the significance of the occasion. We read this in 1 Corinthians chapter 11. “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 to remember 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 to remember me as often as you drink it.” At the Lord’s Table, we remind ourselves of our unworthiness but of His willingness to forgive our worst; of our hopeless past but of our hope-filled present; of our purposeless past but of our purpose-filled present and future. We express thanks to God for the glorious difference His death and resurrection on our behalf now means for our life.

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