The words of the Apostle Paul:
For I received of the LORD that which also I delivered unto you; that the LORD Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:
And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said: ‘Take, eat. This is My body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of Me.’
After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying: ‘This cup is the New Testament in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show the LORD’s death until He come (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
Remembrance: To remind, to recollect, to call to mind, to remember again.
The Apostle received the communion of The Last Supper from the LORD. He was not there with the Apostles; but the LORD shared that breaking of bread and drinking of the cup with Paul in sweet fellowship and revelation of the sufferings of Christ. We were not there either, but we have been given the Gospels and the Epistles and the Holy Spirit Who will reveal to us the intimacy of communion and fellowship with our LORD in the broken body and shed blood of Jesus.
In Remembrance of Me. What a tender way of calling us to prayer, union and oneness of heart with our Savior. LORD, today I sup with You (cf. Revelation 3:20). I hear your voice and open the door of my heart for the entrance of Your Word, Your Life, Your Nature to come in. In remembrance of You, I drink the cup of blessing (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:16); I break the bread in communion with You and in fellowship with your sufferings. I desire with the Apostle to “know You in the power of Your resurrection and the fellowship of Your sufferings, being made conformable unto Your death” (Philippians 3:10).
Today, I recollect, call to mind and remember again Your sufferings and sacrifice and the Atonement You made for my sins. I eat the bread and drink the cup in remembrance of You.
Such a beautiful prayer. Thank you Lord for everything you have done. You know exactly what we need. May I never forget what you endured for me. You blow me away.Lord. You are such a good writer. Keep it up Pastor Jim.
Thank you, Bernice. You are a blessing.