The Bread and the Cup

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

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the bread
is broken
the Savior was too–
the only one who is not
the heavenly Son
the perfect One
the answer that mankind sought
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this One was not broken
as are the rest
we broken ones gathered a plan
blind to the costs
we nailed to the cross
the brightness
we could not stand

this is my body–
it’s broken for you
you . . .
who are broken within
the life I live
I freely give
that you may be born again

I
the unbroken
am broken for you
my brokenness sets you free
my sacrifice
it paid the price
eat
in remembrance of Me

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

this cup–
the new covenant in my blood
the lamb was required in the old
the innocent shed
its blood instead
the passover lamb—
foretold

for the angel of death passed over them
when blood on the door was seen
because the lamb died
death was defied
for the blood was in between

but the new required the Lamb of God
the real—
not the shadow of old
with love profound
His grace abound
the true Lamb of God—
behold

the blood that I shed
is given for you
my blood is your guarantee
my sacrifice
it paid the price
drink
in remembrance of Me

~JD Collier

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.  1 Cor 11:23-26 NIV

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