A Promise and a Hope
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said,
“Take, eat; this is my body.”
And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them saying,
“Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
The Promise and The Hope
In this passage, Jesus creates a new covenant(or promise). This covenant is for the forgiveness of our sins. After that He tells the disciples, that He will be with the disciples in heaven. This is our Hope. We hope in the promise of heaven ahead because of the forgiveness of our sins through Jesus’ death on the cross. It’s easy to remember the promise but, it’s easy to forget the hope that comes with it. Our faith in that hope is what give us joy and peace. It’s the reason we worship.