“When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.” He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.” Luke 22:14-20 NLT
Oh what it might have been like to share this last Passover meal with Jesus. Expectations and hopes had to have been high on the part of the disciples; for three years they had heard Him preach and teach that the kingdom of God was at hand. Now He tells them that He will not eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus fulfilled its meaning...He became the sacrificial lamb...He is the new covenant between God and His people.
Now He wants to share a meal with you and me. “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20 NLT
Listen for His voice...He's knocking at your door...open the door and invite Him in...friends with Jesus. It sounds pretty good to me.
Remember what Jesus said, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” John 15:13-14 NLT
Bro. Joe Metts