This Do In Remembrance Of Me
“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
Before his death and resurrection, observing the Passover meal was He.
Jesus’ final command was simply, “This do in remembrance of me.”
Jesus wanted his death and resurrection to be vigilantly remembered!
Humbly examining our hearts; this He wanted for us undeterred.
1 Corinthians 11:25-29
25 “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 ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”
This observance, to be passed to each new generation,
Held higher priority over all other celebrations.
Jesus’ birth was not counted among the annual feasts,
Until Roman Catholicism disguised pagan beliefs.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
The greatest gift given to mankind was Jesus dying for us
He did not ask us to remember his birth, only His death because
It is His own blood that adorned the tree on which He died, and
Through His resurrection He lives again that we may live by his side.
By Catholicism Christmas was created and driven,
Undermining Jesus’ own command once given.
A holiday disguised through the years, and by Christians received;
Christmas overshadows “This do in remembrance of me.”
Jesus, grown and sitting at his Father’s right hand,
Deserves our unconditional love, obedience and,
To honor His dying wish we must restrain ourselves,
From Christianizing a holiday reserved for Santa and his elves.
© Copyright 2012 by Kathy A. Beardsley
For more read: Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas?