The whole point of the Passover meal was to remember what God had done for his people. Over and over God says for them to repeat this meal every year to remember that God redeemed them. This meal became a long standing tradition and the Jewish people kept God’s commandment. The meal was so much more special than just a memorial for it also foreshadowed the Messiah. Communion is this same meal. Jesus and his disciples were sitting down for the Passover meal when he revealed the meaning behind some of the elements in the meal, pointing to him and the work of the Messiah.
Next time we have communion (5th Sunday), participate in a new way, realizing that you are joining with God as his people in the long tradition of remembrance and celebration of God’s redemptive work through history with his people and specifically you.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!