Dear Church Family:
Luke 22:19 (ICB)
Then Jesus took some bread. He thanked God for it, broke it, and gave it to the apostles. Then Jesus said, “This bread is my body that I am giving for you. Do this to remember me.”
Good Maundy Thursday Morning!
Remember to wash your hands,
remember to stay six feet away from others,
remember to cough in your elbow,
remember to stay in your house,
remember to call your elderly neighbor. And very important,
remember to be on the lookout for toilet paper.
Remember, remember, remember.
Tonight, our church will gather for communion online. So different, but so important. We gather to remember, and there is much to remember. The Israelites were to remember their freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt. ... The word Passover comes from that 10th plague, in which the angel of death would pass over those who had the lamb’s blood on their doors.
That’s an important thing to remember. So, when Jesus gathered his 12, that is what they were remembering. Then, Jesus picked up the towel and basin, washed their feet and said remember to serve one another, he reminds them that the least is the greatest and the greatest is the least, he reminds them they must be different, He reminds them to love each other. Later in the garden he reminds them to keep watch and pray. That last night was full of reminders. Goodbyes are often that way. But right there in the middle, was the most important one, as Jesus served the bread, he said, “Each time you do this remember me.” Because when we remember Jesus, the rest just happens. When we remember Jesus, we remember that we are called to live differently. When we remember Jesus, we remember to serve each other, when we remember Jesus, we remember to put others first, when we remember Jesus, we remember to love each other.
So, tonight as we gather in our homes, apart but together, remember Jesus. And tomorrow, when you get up, remember Him and when you have lunch, remember Him, when you head to bed, remember Him. And when this crazy time of being homebound is over, keep remembering. Well, I think you’ve got the point.
Remembering with you,
Remember Me Communion Song
Notes from the Staff @The Woods