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Do this in remembrance of me ...

posted Nov 29, 2013, 9:03 PM by Jeff Gravens
In the month of November we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper in our worship services.  We are signing familiar hymns like “The Old Rugged Cross” and “At Calvary.”  We are sharing the bread and the cup.  We do all of this in remembrance of our Lord and Savior.

If you’re like me – you need a little help remembering things.  I keep a calendar on my phone.  I still keep a paper calendar on my desk.  I set alarms on my phone.  I make to-do lists.  I put up post-it notes.  I place items by the door to make sure that I don’t leave them behind.  Some things are important enough to remember.

We are approaching the holiday seasons.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us.  As these holidays approach at lightening speed, the list of things to remember seems to grow longer.  We have family gatherings and office parties.  We have meals to prepare and gifts to buy.  More things to get done and more things to remember.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of life we still manage to sit and down and eat.  Whether it’s going through a drive-thru window on the way to a ballgame or sitting down at the table with the family.  Whether it’s paper plates and plastic forks or the family’s finest china.  We manage to find ourselves with food and drink.  Enter the beauty of the Lord’s Supper.

No matter how busy we get we still have daily opportunities to remember our Lord and Savior.  Jesus, with the bread and the cup in his hands, said, “Do this in remembrance of me.”  The Apostle Paul added “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”    Allow me to place and emphasis on the word “whenever.”  Whenever you find yourself sitting down for meal – remember our Lord and Savior.  Whether it’s going through a drive-thru window on the way to a ballgame or sitting down at the table with the family.  Whether it’s paper plates and plastic forks or the family’s finest china.  Some things are important enough to remember. 

I pray for you often.

Pastor Jeff Gravens

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