These words are inscribed on most all communion tables in churches around the world. One of my childhood memories is staring at those word written on the table where the beautiful flower arrangements were centered. The table where the golden offering plates sat. Now it seems the table was for everything except communion.(once every month or so). But the words were still there to remind us to remember Him. We are surrounded by reminders in our day by day lives. We have our "to do list", our strings around the finger to remind us of important things in our lives. Fear surrounds those who forget their spouse's birthday or their anniversary! How much more should we remember what Jesus did on the cross for us as we take Communion and not to be part of some ritual? As we take the bread think about what His body looked like and the pain He took for Us. Think of the holes in His hands, feet, side and head. Think of the bruises and the stripes on His back. All had a meaning, remember His suffering for YOU. LUKE 22:19 AND HE TOOK BREAD, AND GAVE THANKS,AND BRAKE IT, AND GAVE UNTO THEM, SAYING, THIS IS MY BODY GIVEN FOR YOU: THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.