Journey to the Cross
The Last Supper
Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many people.
A.J. & Milo were hanging out with SATTAR as he was making the final preparations for today’s trip in the Time Machine to see the next step on Jesus’ journey to the cross all those years ago.
“SATTAR?” Milo began to ask SATTAR a question. “At church on Sunday we did something called commution.”
“I think you mean communion,” A.J. interrupted.
“Ya, that! Communion. What is it and why do we do it?”
“Perfect timing!” SATTAR shouted. “That is exactly what we were going to learn about on today’s trip in the Time Machine. All aboard!”
As he had been all week long, SATTAR had set the dial to arrive in Jerusalem just over 2,000 years ago plus a day or two. They had arrived just in time to see the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples before he went to the cross.
It was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a popular Jewish celebration also called the Passover. The disciples came to Jesus. They asked, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”
Jesus replied, “Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house with my disciples.” ’ ” So, the disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. Then they prepared the Passover meal.
When evening came, Jesus was at the table with his 12 disciples. While they were eating, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to his disciples and said, “Take this and eat it. This is my body.”
Then he took a cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. He said, “All of you drink from it. This is my blood of the covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many people.”
“SATTAR,” Milo said excitedly, “that’s just what we did at church on Sunday!”
“Yes!” SATTAR replied. “Jesus was explaining to his disciples what was to come. He was going to sacrifice his life on the cross. This is what he meant by his broken body and blood poured out. He was telling them that he was going to suffer and die to take the punishment for our sins. He encouraged his disciples that even after he died and rose again, they should eat bread together and drink wine to remember the sacrifice that he made for them. This is what we do still today in church all to remember what Jesus did for us. It is called communion because we come together to do it!”
After Jesus and his disciples ate their meal together, they sang a song and went out to the Mount of Olives. This is where we will pick up our journey to the cross tomorrow!
Today’s Easter Message For You!
Do communion in your church or with your family to remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for you!