“This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Cor. 11:25)
As some of us get older, one of the first things to go is not just our hair, but our memories. Unfortunately, if I’m honest, I have found myself losing both lately. When it begins happening, initially, you battle with denial, but soon you come to grips with it as a natural part of the aging process. My thought is often, “It could be much worse.”
Today, our passage takes us a step deeper into the instructions Jesus gives his disciples during the Lord’s Supper. He reemphasized that they should do this in remembrance of him to commemorate his incredible sacrifice. It is as if Jesus knew they (and we) would forget, so he instituted this sacrament to call us back to a place of reflection consistently, reminding us we are not alone.
One of the things I have to remember constantly in my strongest earthly relationships is that I no longer have to do life alone. My marriage, my children, my team, my accountability partner, and my mentors all point to a reality that this life was meant to be lived in community and our walk with Jesus is one where we are to commune consistently with the Holy Spirit. May we never forget the sacrifice that was made, the power of this new covenant, and that we are never, ever alone.
Remind someone that they are not alone.
Santes Beatty is the multiethnic multiplication catalyst for The Wesleyan Church and campus pastor of Mosaic Midtown Church in Detroit, Michigan.
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Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.