Thursday, September 11, 2014
We shall never forget ... or shall we?
That was the simple post from someone on Facebook today. With today being 9/11, everyone knew what he meant.
We shall never forget those innocent people who lost their lives on 9/11. We shall never forget the image of those burning, falling towers, and heroes who ran into those buildings, charging up stairs in an attempt to save others.
There are just some things you will never forget.
But there are other things we do forget, but shouldn't.
Things like the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
"I would never forget that!" we like to think.
But we do.
So much so that Jesus, knowing how we would forget the single greatest sacrifice ever made for anyone --- the sacrifice of His own life on the cross --- that He instituted a ritual devised just so that we would remember what He did for us.
"For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.' In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant between God and his people --- an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it," 1 Corinthians 11:23-25.
May we never forget!