My name is Peter, one of Jesus’ apostles. I was at the last supper with our Lord and I can describe it to you. To remember how God brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, Jewish people have a celebration every year called the Passover.
To prepare, Jesus sent John and me to find a room where we could observe the Passover. Jesus told us to go to the city and find a man carrying a pitcher of water. This was an unusual thing to see, because in these days, only women carry water. This man brought us to an upper room of a house. Everything Jesus said came true and now we had a place to meet.
That night, as all 13 of us sat around the table, Jesus took some bread and broke it into pieces, saying, "…This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." (NIV Luke 22:19)
Of course the bread was not the ACTUAL body of Jesus; it was a symbol of his humanity which was broken, or sacrificed for us.
Then Jesus took a cup of wine and said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (NIV 22:20)
Of course the wine was not the ACTUAL blood of Jesus; it was a symbol of his life being poured out, or sacrificed for us.
Jesus used these items as symbols to remember the importance of the sacrifice he would soon make.
I’m embarrassed to say that we began to argue amongst ourselves over who would be the greatest in God’s Kingdom. When Jesus heard us, he showed us a lesson of humility. He knelt down on the floor with a bowl of water and a towel and washed our feet. I felt very uncomfortable seeing my Savior performing such a humble act, so I told him he would never wash my feet. (John 13:8 NIV) Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
Jesus did not mean that I could not follow him if my feet were unclean. He wanted to clearly show how we must serve each other, do our best to give up sin, and be made clean before we can follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
Do you want to hear the rest of the story? Watch Part 2 to hear what else happened at the last supper.
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