True Story

We are at a time of the year when many folks are at the Mall, Walmart and other places shopping for that gift to give someone Christmas morning, I want you to read a made up illustration and ask you to please read this article in entirety and consider the point of my article. Suppose while out shopping an evil, blood thirsty group where you are holds everyone hostage. All the shoppers are panic stricken not knowing what to do. The evil group states their demand of a single life to be given in exchange for the release of everyone else. As time passes you notice your child is missing and is in the grasp of the evil mob. The final words of your child to you and all the hostages are “Remember Me.” The hostages are free, the ransom requirement met by your child on behalf of everyone there. Everyone is devastated by the event but the words of “Remember Me” race through everyone’s mind along with the question of how often should your child’s sacrifice be remembered? In 1 Corinthians 11:24, Christ made this statement “Take eat, this is my body which is broken for you: do this in remembrance of me.” Christ instructs His apostles and the entire world to remember His sacrifice to redeem us from sin. As the reading continues, notice these words of remembrance, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he comes.” How often then should the sacrifice of Christ be remembered, or is there a standard? In Acts 20:7, the scripture states, “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread…” These early disciples broke bread the first day of every week as instructed to remember Christ’s death. Many people today only partake of the emblems representing Christ’s body and His blood a couple of times of year, usually Easter and Christmas. Most will say this is done so it does not lose its meaning or becomes boredom. A question to consider, going back to the illustration given, how often would you want your child remembered for their sacrifice of love? God’s Word tells us how often to remember His son’s sacrifice and His story is A True Story. Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth. Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net

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