A Lasting Monument
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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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