Read Luke 22:14–20
Jesus and His apostles celebrated the Last Supper, or Passover. The Passover commemorated Israel’s escape from Egypt when they were instructed to place the blood of a lamb over their doorframes to save their firstborn sons.
This act predicted Jesus’ death on the cross as well, indicating Jesus was without sin and His blood would be able to cleanse all sin and give people eternal life.
During the Last Supper, Jesus made it clear He wanted His disciples to take the bread and eat it in remembrance of Him.
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” (Luke 22:19).
Jesus commanded His disciples, as well as Christians who follow Him today, to remember His sacrifice and His blood that was shed for the forgiveness of sins and the relationship people can have with Him.
During Communion, Christians eat the bread and drink the cup, as symbols of Christ’s body and shed blood, to remember their Lord’s eternal sacrifice.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank You for Your sacrifice, Jesus.
Quicklook: Luke 22:17–20