For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The Last Supper
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.
As Jesus partook of the Passover meal with His disciples, He tried to impart to them the significance of the sacrifice that He was about to make for the whole of mankind.
He taught them humility through the washing of His disciples’ feet, setting an example for all future believers that they might also be willing to lay aside their pride to perform the most menial acts of service for one another.
Jesus also taught that His body, symbolised by the bread, was broken for all of us and shared by all, signifying our unity and love for each other that is made possible through His sacrifice.
And finally, the precious blood of Jesus that was poured out for all mankind, giving us forgiveness for our sins, freedom from Satan’s bondages and His righteousness, so that we can stand pure before our Father in heaven.
Therefore, as we approach this coming Easter, let us give thanks to the Lord with a grateful heart, knowing that He has set us free from the power of sin and death, but also that our freedom came at a great cost to the Father, the cost of His Son, Jesus.
Thank You for dying for me on the cross, taking all my pain and setting me free. Help me to live worthy of the freedom that You’ve given me and to have the same love that You have for others. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju