As Jesus was about to go into his final battle, knowing that his life would be sacrificed, he uttered these moving words we reread each time we come to the Lord’s Table to celebrate Holy Communion: “This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of me. This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23) What was Jesus saying? He was pulling us close and whispering in our ears, “Remember what I am about to do. Never forget it! Your life will never be the same because of this. What I am about to do for you shows that your life has infinite value in my Father’s eyes. So don’t live a day without thinking about what I’ve done. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Portland Christian Center
Altar of Remembrance