On the last Monday of May in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day. In fact, a lot of people refer to it as a 3-day holiday – Memorial Day weekend. There are lots of family gatherings, fireworks, and maybe even a trip to the beach. (If you’re doing something special I would love to hear about it!) Unofficially it’s the start of the summer vacation season. With everything going on it’s sometimes easy to forget the day is especially set aside to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. To honor them, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, or attend special services.
Jesus wanted us to remember His death on the cross too. To help us, He started what is called Communion or The Lord’s Supper. Different churches observe this memorial in different ways, but they all include unleavened bread which represents Jesus body given for us, and grape juice which represents His blood which Jesus shed for our sins. When we participate in Communion, the Bible tells us we “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” Not only is it a reminder that Jesus died for our sins, but it is a reminder that Jesus is coming back to take all those who trust in Him as Savior to Heaven to be with Him.
I trust you know Jesus as your Savior and always remember the price He paid for your salvation.
Have a great Adventure today!