As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. But I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:26-29)
Jesus Christ has given us a sign by which we can continually re-center ourselves in his saving work. This sign is called “Holy Communion” or “The Lord’s Supper.” Jesus gave this sign to us because he knows our inclination to forget. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is not merely a historic remembrance, it is a spiritual embracing of the grace and salvation He offers. Whenever we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we grow in our love and appreciation for what he has done for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the salvation you offer. Thank you also for drawing us into sweet spiritual communion with you. Grant that we might walk in union with you, not only when we celebrate your supper, but each day and every day.
Life Application: Remember His Saving Work
Every day we should remind ourselves that we are a redeemed people and that Jesus Christ gave his life for us. This remembrance keeps us humble and draws us into spiritual unity with Christ. This unity is something that Jesus deeply desires and what we should desire as well, for it is the source of our joy. Wherever you are right now, pause for a moment and remember the cross of Jesus Christ by which you are saved. Give thanks to Jesus for his unfailing love. And let your soul rest in him.