And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” –Luke 22:19-20.
Read the whole passage in Luke 22:14-20
The tearing of bread to remind us of his broken body and beaten corpse. The warmth and redness of wine to recall the blood he spilled to secure our salvation. Simple graphic reminders of sacrifice that painted the world red and offered a path to God. For two thousand years, believers have eaten bread and drunk wine in remembrance of a slain Hero, the Savior sacrificed, the Son of God’s death on a cross to bring forgiveness and life to all who believe. It reminds us to live a life worthy of his sacrifice. Inspires us to think of him whenever we eat, whenever we drink, whenever we do the everyday mundane tasks of our life. And it reminds us to shape our life around that memory.
Talk with God
God, I praise you for sending your Son, whose body was broken and blood was spilled to grant me new life.
Live it. How will you live more second today?
Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?
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From the book “Live second: 365 ways to make Jesus first”