This was His final dinner and He wanted to share it with His friends. In a few hours he would face betrayal and would be alone; no one would stand with him. One friend would sell Him out, another would deny he ever knew Him and the rest would go into hiding. But, this was the moment He had waited for. Not only was it an opportunity to celebrate the past (Passover) but to teach them about the future.
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19
Today, what do you remember?
A friend of mine is near death and has shared his last meal with his family. Not many days from now he will pass away and his spot at the dinner table will be empty. He’s lived a good life, helped a number of people, was a pillar in his church and has been a great husband, father and grandfather. That’s what I remember about James. He always put people first.
Better yet…he was able to live this type of life because he stayed in constant reminder of what Good Friday was all about.