October 29, 2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of what is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of college football. On that date in 1921, Centre College defeated Harvard University by a score of 6-0.
Harvard was a powerhouse in those days, having won four national championships over the previous ten seasons. Centre seemed to be greatly outmanned, but they prevailed in the end, giving the small school in Danville, Kentucky a win for the ages.
Many people in Danville painted or whitewashed C6 H0 on buildings to commemorate the victory. Time has erased most of those memorials. However, there is one building on Centre’s campus that still shows the score. Someone has kept repainting C6 H0 as a continuing reminder of that amazing victory.
The Lord’s Supper reminds us of the victory that Jesus won on the cross nearly 2,000 years ago, when he defeated sin once and for all for all of mankind. As long as we continue to celebrate communion together, time can never erase the memory of that victory!
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’”—Luke 22:19-20.