The Last Supper & In The Garden
by Joy Hulsey
Before he died, Jesus served his disciples the Last Supper. Today, we remember the Last Supper and Jesus’ sacrifice for us with communion. Jesus was celebrating Passover, a Jewish celebration of God saving his people, with his disciples. All throughout the Bible, we see examples of God’s people gathered to celebrate his faithfulness over meals. What are some times we do that together today?
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” — Matthew 26:26-29
As Christians, we remember Jesus’ words at the Last Supper every time we take communion.
Easter is a wonderful time to think about why you take communion and what you remember about Jesus.