The Seder meal was familiar to the disciples. They had participated in it all of their lives. Instituted in the time of Moses as the Hebrews prepared to quickly leave Egypt; they knew its meaning well.
Yet, Jesus did something original during this “Last Supper”, Passover meal. He instituted the speciﬁc traditions of a Galilean wedding sealing a marriage covenant between Himself and His beloved followers.
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
He made the traditional bridegroom’s promise saying “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
The bridegroom would then leave His betrothed to build a room onto His father’s house for them to live in. He would patiently wait not knowing the day or hour of His return for His father to say, “Now go, get your bride!"
We have provided the bread and cup for this new covenant marriage meal for you to participate in through faith with Christ.
Please take a moment to reﬂect on His overwhelming love for you.