“Do this in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24)
The Word of God commands us to remember our Redeemer, because, even with a renewed nature, we are apt to forget. To be sure, there would be no need for our Savior to remind us to remember Him if our minds were not so prone to be forgetful!
We forget the One who took our beating.
We forget the One who took our nails.
We forget the One who took our cross.
We forget the One who took our crown of thorns.
We forget the One who took our death.
We forget the One who took our grave clothes.
We forget the One who took our tomb.
Forgetfulness should be an unknown intruder into the minds of the faithful of God, but if we spend just a moment in prayerful consideration of how we actually live day-to-day, the Spirit of God will convict us of our cosmic treason. With countless voices vying for our attention, we often forget the One who never forgets us, having bought us with His precious blood. The One who said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” is often pushed to the periphery of our lives when we should be striving to make Him both the center and the circumference of our lives every day!
So how do the faithful keep from becoming forgetful? Only by seeking Jesus first in all things. Remember, the Bible never tells us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness . . . it tells us to seek them first (Matthew 6:33). If we seek Jesus first as we begin each day, we will not forget Him. If we seek Jesus first at the office, we will not forget Him. If we seek Jesus first at school, we will not forget Him. If we seek Jesus first as the day is ending, we will not forget Him.
Yet with all of these “forget-me-nots,” there will still be times when we forget Him. Then what do we do? We must follow the command of Scripture: we remember. We are to set our minds on the One who forgives us completely, which will set us back on the pathway of doing all things in remembrance of Him.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!