22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mark 13:22-26
This must have been a somber moment for the disciples. Their leader – their master – was saying some hard things. What could it all mean?
Or perhaps this was the Aha! moment for them, the time when everything all came together and just clicked.
This was the moment of truth. In a little while, they’d be on their own, without His guidance, without His wisdom.
But we all know that none of them would be helpless after He was no longer with them.
It’s what we know about ourselves too. We’re not helpless…in the least. We have the Holy Spirit as our guide, comfort, and counselor every step of this journey. Even in the darkest of circumstances, we are not alone.
It’s helpful for us to be reminded of this often because life gets in the way and we sometimes forget.