And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: Luke 22:15
Sometimes we can feel distant from Jesus, we can feel like all our worship and actions are in vein. However one of the reasons Jesus instituted “Communion” was for us to have that interaction and closeness with him. As Jesus says here: “He desires to have this Passover with You”
Now you might say, “Jesus is talking about the Passover meal”, however what happened at this Passover meal? Jesus introduced the Lords Supper during this meal, this was also the time before Christ went to the cross for us. I believe Communion is the fulfillment of the Passover meal
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19
Jesus said to “Do this in remembrance of Me”, meaning not to do this once a month or once in a while. Jesus commanded us to have communion with him, why? To have that relationship with him, to declare that you are part of his New Covenant, to profess your faith in Jesus Christ!
The bread is broken, just as Jesus body was broken on the cross for your sins! Do this in remembrance of Him!
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:20
The words “Testament” and “Covenant” are used simultaneously. Your Bible is split up in the Old Testament (Covenant) and the New Testament (Covenant). What changed between Malachi and Matthew? The Messiah (Christ) came and broke his body and shed his blood for your sins.
And he rose again on the 3rd day to defeat sin and death forevermore. This cup in Communion is the symbol of his blood which is the New Covenant Amen!