1 Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Jesus said ‘Do this in remembrance of me’ What is it we need to remember?
We need to remember how Jesus came to the world. He came as the least of us. At one time He was the very tiniest. He was born in a stable. He did not enter this world with ceremony as some would expect from a King. The King of Kings.
We read of His miracles and the amazing healings as He walked on the earth.
He was brought before His enemies and judged and beaten. We remember Jesus being lead to the cross carrying it on His shoulders. He hung on the cross for our sins.
I wonder where I would have been in that crowd that day.
I know that before I was a Christian I would probably be the one shouting ‘crucify Him’ and hurling insults.
My sin was on that cross. Your sin was on that cross. Our sin was upon Him. We were there.
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
When we remember His body offered up in our place and His blood shed for us and we partake of the communion we are declaring the amazing work that was done on the cross. We make a proclamation that Jesus died for us.
And now because of what Christ has done for us we can be sure that if we were standing at the foot of the cross and looking upon our Lord’s suffering that we would be the ones weeping with sadness and with joy because He has made us friends of God.
Father we thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ. We remember the greatest day in history when we were reunited with You, restored and redeemed. But most of all we remember the Love you have for us and the joy we can now be a part of. In Jesus name we pray Amen.