Do this in remembrance of me. (1 Cor. 11:24)
The award-winning sportscaster Jon Miller has provided play-by-plays for Major League Baseball for many years. Jon’s voice of authority and sense of drama make even a blowout game exciting. While broadcasting a game, Miller never forgets the most important thing; an egg-timer reminds him to give the score every three minutes.
The Lord’s Supper is, in a way, like Jon’s habit of remembering to relay the score. Amid all the hard work, drama, and disappointment the game of life brings, the Lord’s Supper causes us to stop and remember the most important thing—Christ’s covenant of grace. Like the Passover from which this sacrament grew, we do this to remember Him, to look back upon the meaning of our redemption.
But it’s not just a thanksgiving feast of looking back. The Lord’s Table reveals the link between the cross and the crown. As we receive Holy Communion, we also look forward to our ultimate salvation. So especially on days that feel like a blowout, it helps to stop, remember, and get excited about the incredible winning game God has planned for our future. For we know, “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers” (Rev. 17:14).
Celebrate your salvation regularly by choosing a memorial of some kind and keeping it visible.
Susan Browning Schulz is a wife and active mom of three grown children. She lives riverside in northwest Georgia and loves leading her small group.