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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time machine

While driving today I was listening to an audiobook. In the story a family was traveling in their car. Their young son was talking about making a time machine that would take you back to your most favorite thing you remember. Each family member reminisced and talked about their favorites days.
So I clicked off my book and began to think about what time I would go back to.
I have good memories of my childhood, one or two really come to mind.
I have some good memories of my high school friends.
I remember when first dating Bill and meeting Frankie for the first time. I think I loved him from the first minute. He was such a cute little version of his dad.
I remember the day I knew that I was in love,and the day I got married.
I remember vividly each of the births of my 3 kids.
I remember watching my niece being born.
I remember the day we moved into a house that we bought.
I have so many good memories. And as I tried to choose which one was my favorite, I realized that I don't need a time machine to take me back to that one day.as long as I have a memory I can revisit each of these days anytime I want.

Remembering is a good thing. And it is always nice when two or three or more people can remember the same thing. 
Good memories always seem better over time too.

Jesus tells us to remember Him. He tells us to do it often. But what He tells us to remember is not the most favorite day. 
No, He tells us to remember His death.
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. (1 Corinthians 11:24-26 NASB)
On the first day of the week, every week,the apostles and the New Testament church shared a communion meal in remembrance of the death of Jesus. In the same way the church of Christ still continues to do to this day. 
Why would Jesus want us to have this memorial?
Just as the Israelites held fast to Passover which memorialized their freedom and salvation from their chains of bondage as slaves in Egypt, we too, recognize that Jesus broke our bondage of sin. His death gives us victory over that bondage as well as hope of eternal life with God, if we obey the gospel.

Yes, this is a remembrance that I will gladly go back to each and every Sunday and share this memorial with others locally and all over the world as believers come together in remembrance of His death.

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