A Lasting Monument

Some people go to a lot of expense and trouble to make sure that they’ll be remembered when they die. They want big monuments that will make posterity think they were big men. They want their monuments to reflect only the most favorable aspects of their lives, thus, obliterating the things they want people to forget.

In sharp contrast, let us consider the monument which Jesus erected for Himself. He had no evil past that He wanted to cover up or that He didn’t want people to remember. He did set an example of good living for all mankind to follow.

The night of the Passover feast, Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to his disciples to eat. He then took the cup of the fruit of the vine and told them to drink of it, and then He said, “This do in remembrance of me.” That’s all. Nothing very spectacular. Just unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine. They were to be His memorial. He transformed a bit of bread and a sip of wine into a picture and a proof of His cross, and thus He erected His memorial, His monument, on which His name is inscribed, so that we, His people, will never forget what He did for us.

Every time we take that broken bread and fruit of the vine, we do it in remembrance of His crucified body and His shed blood, which was for our salvation. So, on the Lord’s day, do it for His sake and for yours. Do it so that you may stay close to Him.

1 Corinthians 10:16 say,  “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” Did Jesus not give Himself for the complete remission of our sins? Doesn’t He say to all believers,

“This do in remembrance of me?” Do you remember Him on the first day of every week to show your appreciation of what He did for you?

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