“Take eat…this do in remembrance of Me. After the same manner also He took the cup…this do ye, as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till He come” (1 Corinthians 11:24-26).
Pastor Mike was a very, very young student pastor. He had just begun the second semester of his second year at Bible college when he was invited to become the student pastor of a very small band of folks in the downtown section of a large city. How quickly he came to love the dear folks who came every Sunday night to church! After several months, the folks were so pleased to observe the Lord’s Supper. That young twenty-year-old student pastor explained the symbolism of the bread and the cup and that they as believers were remembering what the Lord did. This was one of two local church ordinances, he explained. It was a sweet observance. Although he would stand at the communion table hundreds of times over his lifetime as a pastor, he never got over how great was the Lord’s sacrifice and how blessed we are as His people. Did you celebrate the Lord’s Supper last weekend? Have you thought about it since?
For today: Always rejoice in the tremendous price that the Lord Jesus indeed paid for your redemption. “This do in remembrance of Me” is good at the table and good for daily living. And yes, I am that Pastor Mike, and that was nearly forty-eight years ago.