Do This in Remembrance of Me
Friday, January 6
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you..” (Luke 22: 19-20
When we are hungry, bread satisfies. God provided bread for His people throughout their history, supplying for them in their need and when they could not provide for themselves. Perhaps, then, it should be no wonder that at the last supper, Jesus speaks to His disciples— and to us too saying, “This is my body…take and eat.”
Luke 22:17 tells us the hour had come, the Passover meal had been prepared, Jesus and His disciples had gathered around the table of remembrance as Jesus stood up, took bread, and He gave thanks saying, [“Blessed art Thou O Lord God, King of the universe, who brings forth BREAD from the earth.”] Then He broke it, and gave it to His disciples saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Did you hear what Jesus said in this prayer? He was prophesying His own resurrection. At the Passover feast, Jesus was giving thanks to His Father saying, “Blessed are you O God – King of the universe who will bring forth – the BREAD of LIFE – who will bring Me – King Jesus – forth from the earth – when I am resurrected!”
I pray the significance of this prayer stays with us as we continue our 40 days of prayer. I pray we can come to the communion table in “remembrance” of our Savior Jesus who cut the New Covenant sealed with His blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
Prayer for the Day: Lord Jesus, so often we come to the communion table like robots, not really thinking about the sacrifice it took for us to feast at Your table. This week, please draw us close to Your heart and help us hunger for Your bread that satisfies all our needs we pray in Your holy name – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”