As we are nearing Resurrection Sunday, we find that Jesus is going about putting things in order so that when He leaves, we would have some patterns and blueprints to follow in order to be His disciples. Jesus wanted to ensure that we would never forget the sacrifices that He has made for us on Calvary. Jesus gathers His disciples together for the Passover meal, a meal of remembrance of how God delivered the children of Israel from the hands of Pharaoh. This meal would be another remembrance of the price that Jesus paid for our sins. It was that very night when He was betrayed that He took bread and broke it, and gave it to His disciples. Likewise He took the cup and when He had given thanks He reminded them that this was the blood of the New Testament shed for the remission of sins, and He gave it to them and they drank.
After that the Scripture reminds us that Jesus said to them, I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. I encourage you today on this Maundy Thursday to remember that sacrifice that Christ made for you on the cross. Remember every time you share in the Lord’s Supper of the great and mighty price He paid that your sins may be forgiven, and when you remember be thankful. I am thankful for the ultimate price that Jesus paid for my sins on Calvary and I am grateful for the sacrifice that He made for me.
Since I will never forget all that Jesus has done for me I know for sure, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord let me never forget the price and the sacrifice that you paid for me on Calvary. I am grateful and thankful that you love me enough to die for me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY