Salvo Of Praise
                                                                             “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
                                                                            Luke 22:19

My wife babysits for our young granddaughter Eliana during the school year while her mom teaches. We do many things to make her feel at home. For example, we put pictures of her and her parents on our refrigerator at “Eliana level.: That way she can see them or carry them around with her during the day. We want her to think of her mom and dad often throughout the day.

Why do this? Is there a chance she would forget them? Of course not. But it is comforting for her to have  an ongoing remembrance of them.

Now think about this. Before Jesus was crucified, He created a remembrance of Himself. He told His disciples--- and us by extension--- to “do this [eat the bread and drink from the cup]in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19). Is this because we might forget Jesus? Of course not! How could we forget the One who died for our sins? Yet He  started this way of remembrance--- the Lord’s supper---as a comforting reminder of His great sacrifice. His presence, His power, and His promises.

Just as Eliana’s photo remind her of her parent’s love, so the celebration of communion provides a valuable reminder of the One who will come again to take us home.



                                                                          But drops of grief can never repay
                                                                    The debt of love I owe;
                                                          Here, Lord, I give myself away ---
                                                              ‘Tis all that I can do. –Watts

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