Spring! It’s spring! What hope and joy that brings to so many of us. As thrilling as it is to feel the warm rays of the sun, hear the birds, and smell the flowers as they start to bloom, it’s nothing compared to the promise of eternal life through Christ, our Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 reads: “ For our light momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
What if you and I didn’t have the promise of eternal life? Jesus gave us that gift by his death, burial, and resurrection. He wants us to acknowledge this. Luke 22: 19-20 says : “ And he (Jesus) took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘ This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
Each time we meet around his table and share in eating the bread and drinking the cup we’re observing his death. He tells us, “Do this in remembrance of me.”
Praise be to God for his wonderful gift…Jesus !
Matthew 26:26-29 NIV
Origin: Mark 14:22-25
Significance: Luke 22:17-20
Why the early church observed it: Acts 2:42
Related scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:16-21,
1 Corinthians 11:27-34, 2 Peter 2:13, 14
Parallels to Passover : Exodus 12: 17-23