Thursday, February 24, 2011

March 8, 2009 (Ex. 19; Lk. 22; Job 37; 2 Cor. 7)

Luke 22  is the place in Luke’s gospel where we have the story of Jesus instituting the Lord’s Supper or Communion. This is a ceremony that we still celebrate today in our church, but have you ever wondered why we do it so much ?We do it often because Jesus told us to. He never said how often, but in the words, “Do this in remembrance of me” (v.19) He intended for His church to practice the ceremony habitually. Why? The answer is simple.
In part we discussed this in the devotion for March 5. We are a people who forget often. We are hardwired to drift from the center and start focusing on secondary issues that don’t matter that much. This is why the ceremony is needed and why we need to observe it often. We need a constant reminder of what is central in our life, namely, the broken body and shed blood of Jesus that makes us right with Holy God! Don’t wait until the next time we observe this supper as a church body. Refocus your mind’s attention and heart’s affection today on the substitutionary death of our Lord! Everything else is secondary.

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