26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:26-30
This was a solemn moment for the disciples. The rubber was about ready to meet the road regarding everything Jesus was talking about. The disciples had to realize that this was truly the end for Jesus on this earth. Even Judas had to realize something was going down soon and that Jesus had changed gears a bit.
For the disciples, the last supper was solemn, but for us, it’s a time of rejoicing. It’s a time we get to celebrate the finished work of Christ. There are no veils between us and the Father. We can go to the Father through the Son. His body broken, and his blood spilled out for us.
Be encouraged today as you live your life in Christ.
Rejoice that your names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Rejoice that one day very soon this life will be over and we’ll experience true living.
While we’re here, though, we can take comfort in the fact that we can go to the Father every single minute of each day. He is completely accessible to each of us!