Daily Dose, April 13 — Ebenezer

I personally love sticky notes. There are times that they scatter my desk, different colors reminding me of different tasks to be done. Sometimes I even use them in my car to again serve as reminders of something that needs to be done or someone I want to remember to pray for. I look down at the sticky note and I remember! This week we have been thinking about the need of reminders. Reminder of who God is, all He has done, of His great faithfulness and that in a sense that becomes in essence, our Ebenezer from the hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Remember!
Christians have been compelled to remember each and every time we come to the Lord’s table for holy communion. Remember all that Jesus has done, all that it means. Remember! “…the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me. In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1 Cor 11: 23b-25 We come forward, we receive the bread and the vine and are reminded “this is His body…..this is His blood” for you. It is a moment that hopefully causes us to pause. Pause and remember the price He paid, remember the great love He has for us all. Remember and be changed. Changed by His love, by His sacrifice, we are changed as we remember. Shedding those parts of our self that are not keeping with such love and sacrifice, shedding it off like a layer of dead skin and taking on the new person we are in Christ. Each time we come to the table, we are invited to remember and be made new.
-- Rev. Terri Henkel