May 28, 2021
Dear Cathedral Family,
But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
Psalm 77:11-12 (NLT)
A smell, a taste, a familiar sight – it’s amazing what can spark us to remember something we hadn’t thought of in a long time or perhaps thought we completely forgot. Maybe that’s why throughout the Bible we read of God encouraging His people to do things to help them remember His faithfulness, protection and provision – not only for themselves, but also so they could pass along the stories and truths to future generations.
Jesus even gave His disciples instructions to remember Him and His sacrifice during their last meal together before He went to the cross.
On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
This is why we take communion as believers – to remember Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection and how accepting Him as our Savior transforms our lives – here and for all eternity.
It’s easy to forget, especially when our minds get distracted or overwhelmed. Sometimes the real facts of the story get lost over time. That’s why it’s critical for us to stay rooted in the TRUTH. Last Sunday, Pastor Megan Turner reminded us of the vital truth of building our lives on the foundation of God’s Word, especially as our world gets crazier and we get closer and closer to the time when Jesus comes back. If you missed any of the messages in our recent END TIMES series, I encourage you to go back and watch or listen on our website, app, or YouTube.
This Sunday, Pastor Eddie Tilley will be sharing about The Power of Remembering. We’ll also have a special Memorial Day presentation by our own Lt. Col. Keith Brace (US Army, retired) as we remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve the freedoms that we still enjoy in America, especially our freedom to worship! Let’s honor their sacrifice by exercising that freedom!
I believe that you’ll encounter God’s presence in a special way this Sunday as we worship together, in-person at 9 & 11am OR online at 11am via Facebook, YouTube, or our streaming service. Please join me in praying that the church in America will remain strong and faithful to God and that we’ll boldly declare In God We Trust through the way we live our lives and the way we share the Good News of salvation through Jesus.
Let’s be salt and light!