What is Memorial Day for Christians?
- First Clue: It’s not the last Monday in May.
- Second Clue: It’s not any date selected by humans.
- Third Clue: It’s a date commanded by Jesus himself to be memorialized.
“Then he took a loaf, gave thanks, and broke it in pieces, and gave it to them, and said, ‘This is my body which is to be given for you. Do this as a memorial to me.'” (Luke 22:19 Williams New Testament, emphasis added)
“Do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19 NAB)
Obviously, this is the unleavened bread, symbolizing Jesus’ body, partaken of by true Christians. This is the real Memorial Day for Christians.
“In the same way he also took the cup after supper and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.'” (Luke 22:20 CSB)