(J. R. Miller, “The Life of Jesus”)
“Do this in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:25
The secret of all the noble heroisms of the Church, has been passionate love for Jesus!
The Lord’s Supper was intended to keep Christ always vividly in remembrance. We are to think of Him, when we have the sacred memorials of His love in our hands, reminding us of what He did to redeem us. But we are to think of Him just as devoutly, when we are away from the sacred table–in the midst of worldly tasks and circumstances.
If we always remember Christ, it will keep us faithful in our loyalty–as true to Him out on the streets, and when we are tempted and tried–as when we are at His feet in prayer.
Remembering Christ, will transform us into His likeness. Our thoughts are the builders, which rear the temple of our character. If we think of unclean things–our lives will become unclean. If we think of earthly things–we will grow earthly. If we think of Christ, if thoughts of Him are in our mind and heart continually, we will be changed, moment by moment, into His beauty!
The highest attainment in Christian life–is to always remember Christ, never to forget Him, to keep His blessed face ever before us. Then we shall never lose His peace out of our hearts. Then we shall never fail Him in any duty or struggle. Then we shall never be lonely, for remembering Christ will keep us ever conscious of His gracious presence.