25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
This verse forms part of the communion ritual we practice at SCF. The wine was a poignant reminder of Christ’s blood, without the shedding of which there could be no forgiveness from sin (Heb. 9:22) and through which cleansing and a new relationship (covenant) with God was made (Heb. 9:14–15). The word “covenant” referred to a relationship in which one party established terms which the other party accepted or rejected. The focus of the Old Covenant was the written Word (Ex. 24:1–8). The focus of the New Covenant is the Living Word (John 1:14–18). Christ intended the cup to be a representational (cf. John 10:9; 1 Cor. 10:4) reminder of Him: do this … in remembrance of Me.
Similarly, even though we can’t meet together at church right now to take part in communion, let it not keep us from remembering Christ and what He has done for us on the cross. Let us draw to Jesus to strengthen our faith when our faith runs low. Let us run to Jesus in our time of need. Seek Him, and He will meet you where you’re at and give you much more than what you need. Look towards the Alpha and Omega. The One who never sleeps and the One who holds the world in His hand.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray for the persecuted Church, our brothers and sisters across the world who are made to suffer because they are Christian.