Happy Maundy Thursday.
Today, I thought that it would be fitting if I shared some of my thoughts on the famous Last Supper story which is in Luke 22:7-38.
As I read this story again today, verse 7 caught my eye where it says, “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.” NIV
Isn’t that interesting? Jesus knew that He was going to die, and He decides to spend His last day breaking bread with His disciples on the day where historically, the Jewish slaves under Pharaoh had meal with unleavened bread together, sacrificed a lamb and pasted its blood on their walls so that Death would pass over them on the night the tenth plague struck the Egyptians.
Like the lamb in the Passover story, Jesus was going to be sacrificed for us so that we wouldn’t have to suffer eternal death at the end of our lives. And as a way of remembering what the lamb did for the Jews so that they could live to see God’s Promises to them, they would break Unleavened bread. As Christians, we remember the sacrifice that Jesus paid for us so that we can be reunited with God and live eternally, we have communion- the breaking of the bread to remind us of how Jesus’ body was broken for us, and drinking the wine, or if you’re young like me-grape juice!, to remind us of how He shed His blood for us to save us.
So next time you have Communion, think of what the bread and wine mean and why it is so important to us Christians.
How about you?
What have you taken away from The Last Supper story?