TUESDAY, MAY 31
16 For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again
until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
Luke 22:16 (NLT)
WE REMEMBER: HE’S COMING BACK
Many shopping malls house a store called Things Remembered, which offers items that can be engraved to commemorate special occasions. Many people give engraved items in honor of a special day or shared moment. If you have received such a gift, you know what a treasure it can become. People like to remember happy times and significant events.
One of the things we remember, when we celebrate Communion, is that Jesus has promised to return and bring us into His heavenly Kingdom. At the Last Supper, Jesus promised to wait until we were together in His Kingdom before He would observe this again. “I won’t eat” is the strongest negation possible in Greek. According to Brian Bell – The Passover feast looked back to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. The Lord’s Supper looks back to Christ’s death on the cross. The Lord’s Supper looks ahead to His coming again, “until it is fulfilled in the kingdom”. Jesus saw a future fulfillment of the feast when His people would be gathered together in His glorious kingdom.
Do you have any favorite meals or holidays that you look forward to annually? When you observe the Lord’s supper, God wants it to remind you that you have a heavenly meal to look forward to in heaven with Him.
Thank God for the hope and expectation that we have because of His promise to return.