Then Jesus took some bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to the apostles, saying, “This is my body, which I am giving for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, after supper, Jesus took the cup and said,”This cup is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This new agreement begins with my blood which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:19-20
Do you remember Christmas as a kid? I was so excited, getting up early on Christmas morning and running into my parents room to wake them up so we could see what Santa brought us. Those days were magical.
How often do we remember nostalgically the things of our past that make us long to recapture some part of it? It’s easy to live life letting things pass by as we grow older and find ourselves missing things of our past we think are lost.
It’s not too late to recapture the joy of Christmas past or the things of our life that seem to be lost. Our first step on that path is to remember.
The disciples were so overwhelmed by their circumstances and the events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion. Blinded by their fear and grief, they were unable to see Jesus right in front of them. They didn’t realize it was Jesus speaking to them. But when Jesus sat down at the table and began to share the passover with them as He had done in the past, they suddenly remembered, their eyes were opened and their faith was restored.
Remember this Christmas that Jesus has come, He is with you. No matter what your circumstances are, all things are possible. God is bigger than your fear, your past, your lost hope. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. He is our peace, He is our hope and the Lord of our future. Joy to the world and joy to you! Just remember…
Suggested Longer Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10
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