Today’s devotion is brought to you by Daniel Taylor
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be at your own funeral service? What would be said? Who would turn up? Would there be tears of sadness or tears of joy? What would I be remembered for?
If you’re like me, it’s something that has always made me think. Thinking about my actions and the possible effect they have on the people around me. How would I be remembered? I’m reminded of TV programmes of normal people who have overcome incredible adversity with acts of bravery, courage, determination, selflessness and love. They then surprise them and honour them with something money can’t buy, like meeting their favourite hero, or getting to take part in a lifetime dream.
When Jesus sat with His disciples, He gave instructions about how they were to remember His death and how they were to proclaim it through their actions. It was also the same night that Jesus was being delivered up by Judas (v23) that Jesus was Himself demonstrating that even though you are being ‘sold out’, you can still overcome adversity and be ‘giving out’ and giving thanks (v24).
Yesterday has gone… but nobody owns today. Today is up for grabs. Today you can do or say something that could potentially change someone’s life or a situation forever (Psalm 118 v 24). Just as we remember, rejoice and triumph in what Jesus did for us on the cross, let us also remember that today we can be remembered for His Name’s sake because of what He has done for us.