The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt stands as a monument to the pride of one man: the Pharaoh Cheops. He wanted to be remembered and I don’t think there are any vanity projects that top his. To say that it’s enormous would be an understatement. The base of the pyramid covers 13 acres. It is estimated to contain 2.3 million blocks of stone, each weighing from 2 to 15 tons. It’s believed that some 100,000 men spent 20 years building the Great Pyramid, but the sands of time have worn away its surface and thieves have looted its treasures. This awe-inspiring memorial is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, but I’ll bet before reading this most of you had never heard of Pharaoh Cheops.
There is another memorial which is better remembered. It was initiated by our Lord Jesus on the night of His betrayal, not from pride, but from love and sacrifice. Its beauty can't be diminished by time, nor its treasures pilfered by thieves. You see, each time believers share the bread and cup together, the power of Jesus' memorial is as fresh as the night it was first observed and we remember His great sacrifice on our behalf. On Sunday, February 5th we will partake of the bread and cup in remembrance of Jesus. I hope you’ll join us.