“Remember Me”

In the Old Testament we read that God remembers.  Since God never forgets, what does it mean that He remembers?  Genesis 8:1 begins, “Then God remembered Noah.”  It does not mean God forgot Noah, but that He acted on his behalf.  “Then God remembered Noah…And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.”  We also read in Genesis that God remembered Rachel (30:22).  Rachel had been unable to have children, but God acted in her behalf enabling her to become pregnant.

Jesus instructed us to observe the Lord’s Supper which we sometimes call Communion.  We eat the bread which represents His body, and drink the juice which represents His blood.  Paul wrote, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1Cor. 11:26).  When we participate in the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim the Lord’s death.  We also remember His death for when Jesus instituted this ordinance, He said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”  It is not that we forgot that He died for us, but when we observe the Lord’s Supper we should be reminded of all He suffered for us, and be motivated to act in His behalf – to live our lives for Him!  And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again (2 Corinthians 5:15).