Celebrating Christ and his Resurrection Daily
Take Time to Remember
All over the world, Christians are taking time to remember the great sacrifice that Christ made for us on the cross. This is one of the many things unique to the Christian faith. We serve a God who in His mercy did for us what we could not do for ourselves. Our very best efforts could not make us right before a Holy God because our selfish hearts and thoughts continue to blemish all we do. However, Jesus took the punishment that we deserve to allow us to stand blameless before a Holy God. This is what we remember.
At the last supper with his disciples, Jesus "...took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me". Then he took the cup and said, "This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you" (Luke 22:19-20). This was Jesus' command to us to do as a remembrance of what He did for us. Remembering Jesus and what He did was so important to the believing Jews that they met to "break bread" on the first day of each week (Acts 20:7). Paul writes, " ... as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come" (1 Corinthians 11:26), but how often do take time to intentionally remember. The early church did so every week.
How often do we intentionally take time to remember? Once a year at Easter? Once a week on Sunday? Or does our life show everyday that we remember? As we take time to remember Jesus' resurrection this year, let's think about how well our lives show that we remember. When we show kindness to a stranger, love and care for our fellow believers, live honestly even in the smallest of matters, avoid gossip, pray for those who seek to harm us, or share the reason for our hope with those who have no hope, we show we remember.
We could ask, how will you remember Christ this year, however, the better question is how will you remember Christ each day.
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