Memories! Reminders!

It’s so easy to let the memory of special things slip!  We don’t mean to, but the vividness of special moments, special people, and special occasions can become intermittent memories to us if we’re not careful…

That’s why I’ve got pictures of my kids (and grandkids) … photos of our family in my wallet and on the wall in my office and at home… photos of wonderful family reunions (see the pic) they even pop up on my computer screen. That’s why I have a wedding ring on my left hand… remembering a special occasion, deep commitments, and my relationship to a wonderful spouse…

“Lord’s Supper” – “Communion” – the “Eucharist” is like that for me… (Just read about it again this morning during “coffee with the Lord”)…

“The Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread,  and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you. DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.’  In the same way, he also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, every time you drink it, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.’  FOR EVERY TIME YOU EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THE CUP, YOU PROCLAIM THE LORD’S DEATH UNTIL HE COMES”  (from 1 Corinthians 11:23–26 the NET Bible)

Gotta tell you… that’s one occasion – one life-changing event – I never want to forget or let slip!  Every time I celebrate Lord’s Supper with fellow Christians, I want to pause, reflect, and let the vividness of what took place at the cross on my behalf (and yours) refresh my memory.  I want to pause and say “thank you Lord!”  I want it to be an opportunity to renew the depth of my commitment to Him!  I want to look back and remember what He did on my behalf… and I want to look forward to His promised return! 

I know that I’m going to have several opportunities to do this as we move through Lent, Good Friday and Easter in the coming weeks… and there will be regular opportunities in the months ahead at the church I attend… Each time I really need to “remember… until He comes!”  He’s special! And what He did is special (actually life-changing and world-changing!)… Just wait and see!!

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