The night before Jesus was crucified, He celebrated the Passover with His disciples. The Passover was an important Jewish holiday that looked back to the time when God saved the Israelites from death in Egypt. As they ate, Jesus told His disciples that He wanted them to remember Him. Jesus did not ask them to remember His miracles or His great wisdom. He asked them to remember His death.
Under God’s agreement, the Jews killed animals so their sins could be forgiven. These sacrifices were only for the Jewish people. But when Jesus died on the cross, He gave His blood for the sins of all people. This is the new agreement between God and people who love and obey Him.
It is important for us to remember Jesus’ death through the Lord’s Supper. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 11:26 why we should eat the Lord’s Supper. “This means that every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are telling others about the Lord’s death until he comes again.”
When you eat the Lord’s Supper, think about Jesus’ death. Think about how He suffered for you. Thank Him for the promise of eternal life in heaven.