With a last name like "Limerick," you may suspect that I am Irish - and you would be correct! And while the Irish aren't always remembered for wholesome things, some of my favorite words of wisdom come from the old country in the form of "Irish Blessings." One such quote says: "May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten." I think these words are so true. Wouldn't we all be better off if we heeded this advice? This comes to mind this week as I have started preparing for next week's Easter Communion. On Wednesday, April 4, we will join together to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross some 2,000 years ago. If you are a Christ-follower, I'm sure you've celebrated Communion before. In fact, it's very easy to just go through the motions and treat Communion as "just another day." But the Lord's Supper is so much more than that. There's a great song called "O The Blood" that talks about what happened when Jesus chose to suffer, bleed and die for us. My favorite line from the song proclaims: "that in my sin - yes even then - HE shed His blood for me!" The truth is that Jesus' sacrifice saved my life! I don't understand why Jesus would meet us all in the middle of our messes and rescue us with His love - but He did and He still does! There is nothing worth remembering more than this act of love, so I choose to never forget it.
What about you? Have you truly thought about the price that was paid for your life? Make plans now to join us for a special Mid Week worship on April 4th. We'll remember together. And to help you prepare, I've included the song I was talking about. Watch, listen and remember!