...this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. (Luke 22:19)
Dinner time is a time for members of a family to share their day's experiences, joke and remind themselves of how much they love themselves, and that they'll never stop being a family. Oftentimes we run the Christian race, the race of business, of education, of family, of marriage, of ministry, and forget Christ. Not because we don't love Him, but we just get caught up with things, and somehow lose sight of Him. Christ very well knew this would happen, so He designed a medium through which we can constantly be reminded of Him: the Communion Table.
He desired to have the last supper with the disciples to assure them that no matter what happened He still cared for them. "And he said unto them, with desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer" (Luke 22:15).
He then instructed them to continue partaking of the Table in remembrance of Him. "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me" (Luke 22:19).
The essence of the communion table is to remind us as Christians of the extent of the Saviour's love, in that He not only died for our sins, He also wants to share our experiences, and remind us that He is always there for us. He wants us to continually eat (commune) with Him. By partaking of His Table, we're reminded of His sacrifice, His love, His fellowship and His presence.
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Dear Lord, thank You for Your body broken for me, and Your blood shed for me. Thank You for desiring a relationship with me. Help me therefore to eat of your Table in faith and remembrance. Help me to not lose sight of You, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
By Esun Tekeme