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Daily Reading: Judges 2:10-3:31 ESV, Luke 22:14-34 ESV, Psalm 92:1-93:5 ESV, Proverbs 14:1-2 ESV

Daily Verse: “And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19 ESV)

ANAMNESIS (364): “Means a remembrance and is used in Christ’s command in the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Not in memory of as in remembering a deceased loved one, but in an affectionate calling of the Person Himself to mind.” [i]

Affectionate recalling.

When Christ told us to “Do this in remembrance of me,” He wanted us to do so with affectionate recollection.  In other words, warmly think of what Jesus did for you.  He bore our sins and gave us new life in Him with grace.

When I affectionately recall Jesus, I think of the storms He’s brought me through.  When I feared losing my job, I clung to God’s promise:

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19 ESV)

Supplies every need.

As I maneuvered through the storm of job layoffs, I realized Jesus supplies every need, not just jobs.  When anxiety began to raise its ugly head, I’d meditate on Paul’s words to the Philippians until calm returned to my soul.  Day after, whatever my need, Jesus provided.

Over the years, one verse continued to draw me closer to Jesus.  Every time I take communion, I remember Christ’s provision for me in all things, my affection growing deeper with each step of faith I take.

Recalling Jesus reminds us of who meets all our needs.  First, Jesus forgave us our sins, reconnecting us with our heavenly Father.  Then, He gives us all we need to live our lives fully.  Only when we place our eyes on Jesus can we receive the gifts He offers.

Affectionately recall how Jesus changed your life.  Thank Him for meeting all your eternal and earthly needs.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p.22) Thomas Nelson

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