“Do this in remembrance of ME, says CHRIST”
When I was a young girl. I remember a holiday called Yom Kippur. A fast was entered into and completed and after there was a great feast!
I didn’t know much then about the logistics of this holiday, except there was going to be a family gathering and a whole bunch of food!
JESUS broke the bread and said this is my body, do this in remembrance of me. (Para Luke 22:19)
I rarely say grace.
Recently, during a woman’s gathering we studied fasting- and my spirit was shaken but my mind was closed.
Or, perhaps - it was the beginning of it being pried open.
Several days ago, while visiting a super delish Jewish deli to have dinner with my daughter and her son, Ben (who says grace often), I, of all people remembered to say grace. And we did.
And I remembered we were in a place where many Jewish people gathered. I got a bit uncomfortable.
Yet, once again bringing to my mind the fact that I am close minded about fasting and often forget to give thanks for my food (aka as “breaking bread”).
For me, there is not just one day of atonement. Every day is. I do give thanks, I do pray and I do repent.
But, I don’t fast and rarely say grace. But, several weeks ago I asked the LORD to help me understand why we only broke bread once a month in church to remember HIM?
And in the LORD’s usual fashion - I asked, HE opened my eyes!
Part of giving thanks, praising and worshipping, praying and repenting each day is remembering what JESUS did for me.
I no longer am required to have a whole day of atonement to remember all my sins but because of CHRIST, each and every day my sins are forgiven.
Because of HIM. Because of CHRIST who gave HIS body and blood for me. And you. And he would have done so if it were just me and you.
This girl, will start open her mind more to the idea of fasting. PLUS, be more cognizant of praying, giving thanks and remembering the miracle of what CHRIST did for her each time she breaks bread (eat)!
Challenge accepted LORD! Help me..