St Matthew 26: 26 – 29
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Sharing a passover meal with family was, and still is, part of the Jewish tradition of remembering the saving grace of God. Jesus says that his blood is poured out for the forgiveness of sins…. Does this bring you comfort? Why or why not? This Passover meal became for us today the Lord’s Supper. Each time we celebrate the Lord’s Supper we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and we give thanks.Each time we sit together and eat a meal, we remember the love of God. Today, remember to give God thanks each time you eat (yup, snacks included :)
Prayer: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us Your peace. Amen.