Remembrance

Taking CommunionOur memory is remarkable! I can remember things from my childhood that was over 45 years ago! Then again, I can’t remember something that happened yesterday. (Ugh!) Our brain is a very complex part of our body and our being. Our brain is the control center of all that we are, all that we do and all that we know. Our memory is a significant part of our brain.

I’m typing this journal entry on a computer that has amazing memory and speed. What goes in is what comes out. My brain is very similar to the computer. I can create the things my brain remembers. Paul gives the church in Corinth some instructions about how to remember Jesus. Check this out…

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV)

My actions can tell about what Jesus came to do. When I gather around “the table of the Lord” and remember what He has done, I’m honoring Him and showing my gratitude for my salvation. Jesus is the very One who instituted this way of remembering Him and what He did for each of us.

I would be wise to cultivate this memory by reflecting on this incredible act of love over and over again. I don’t want to forget or stop remembering His love for me. I want my brain to store this memory is all sorts of ways so that I live my life with gratitude in the forefront of all I do.

“May I never loose the wonder, oh the wonder of Your Mercy
May I sing Your Hallelujah – Hallelujah, Amen!”  (Matt Redman “Mercy”)
Pressing On!
Dwayne

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