Remember Me

At the last meal that Jesus shared with His apostles He told them, “Remember me.”  “Remember me when you eat the bread, remember me when you drink the cup.” (I Corinthians 11:23-25)

I don’t think the apostles had trouble remembering Jesus.  After all they had learned from Him, after what they had seen Him do, and after His death and resurrection how could they not remember Him?

What about you?  Do you have trouble remembering Him?  With your busy schedule, and hectic life do you remember Jesus?

What if we remembered Jesus’ compassion?  He was moved to compassion and healed many people (Matthew 14:14), including a crippled woman (Luke 13:10-17), and a blind man (Luke 18:35-42).

Do you remember how Jesus left the glories of heaven and came to earth?  Think about how the Son of God was not born in a palace to wealthy parents, but in a manger to poor parents.  He gave up everything to come to earth for you and me. (Philippians 2:7)

Do you remember His power when He calmed a storm (Matthew 8:23-27)?  Or what about His power over demons such as when He healed the demon-possessed man in the Gadarenes? (Matthew 8:28-34)  Think about how this power is available to His followers today. (I John 4:4)

Do you ever think about Him reigning in heaven with angels singing “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12)  Remember that He is now sitting at the right hand of God interceding for you. (Romans 8:34)

Remember how He wore a crown of thorns, was beaten and mocked for you. (Mark 15:16-20)

When we remember how He lived His life and understand that we are called to live like Him, we will be more compassionate and loving.  When we understand what He gave up to come to this earth we will worship Him with awe, praise, and thankfulness. When we stop to remember Jesus’ life and sacrifice we will be changed.

When life calls so loudly, do you remember Jesus?