“The Sacrament: A Reminder of Jesus,” Liahona, September 2015, 76–77
The Sacrament: A Reminder of Jesus
By Erin Sanderson
The author lives in Utah, USA.
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On the night before Jesus was crucified, He asked two of His disciples to prepare an evening meal. Then He invited His Apostles to come. At that meal, called the Last Supper, Jesus gave His disciples a special way to always remember Him. We can read about it in the New Testament:
“And [Jesus] took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
“Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:19–20).
When we eat and drink the sacrament, we are doing the same thing the Apostles did at the Last Supper. The bread reminds us of Christ’s body and how He suffered for us physically. The water reminds us of His blood that was shed for us.
The sacrament prayers also remind us of the promises we make when we are baptized—to always remember Jesus Christ. When you listen to the sacrament prayers, think about what you did that week to remember Jesus. How can you remember Him in the coming week?