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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Jul 15

Written by: Andries
Monday, July 15, 2013 6:59:50 AM  RssIcon

 Based on 1 Corinthians 11: 17 – 32.

 

What was the most memorable meal you ever ate?
Everybody has one, or a few, where everything just came together perfectly — the food, the setting and the company.  These meals created memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives!
 
What do you think the disciples of Jesus would say, looking back at the end of their lives, was their most memorable meal?
 
In the months and years of their lives that followed Christ’s ascension to heaven, they would think back in wonder at the meal on the night of his arrest!  That was a Passover meal, a special celebration, and probably on the menu that night they dined on lamb and bread and wine and herbs, maybe some cheese and fruit and nuts.
 
 

But it was the bread and wine that the disciples would remember. They would remember Jesus blessing the bread and breaking it and then walking to each friend in the room, saying gently, “Take and eat, this is my body, which will be broken for you.”

He knew the events that would follow; he could see that he truly would be broken for those he loved. And so he also passed the cup and said “drink of the blood of the new covenant,” assuring them of his covenantal love, whatever may happen in the future.
And the disciples would remember that Jesus added, “as often as you repeat this meal, do it in memory of me!”  As if they could ever forget.
 
Jesus needed to satisfy the hunger of the disciples to believe in him and be prepared for what followed during the dark days, and challenging years ahead, through giving them the assurance of their faith - in him.
Jesus feeds us what we need to be fed. He sees our needs, and compassionately meets them.
 
Jesus sees our needs. He knows that we are weak and spiritually malnourished.
And he feeds us with himself, the living, almighty Lord and Saviour.
 

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