While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26: 26-29

“Just as physical food and drink nourish our bodies, Jesus’ death and resurrection give eternal life to our souls.” We’re GRATEFUL for His loving sacrifice! And as we receive Holy Communion, we humble our hearts for the One who died in our place. We remember the sacrifice of Jesus and open our hearts to welcome the offering of His LOVE. 

Jesus passed a loaf of bread to His followers saying, “This is my body.” He shared a cup of wine saying, “This is my blood.” He knew He would die. But the LOVE of His faithfulness endured and He reminded His disciples to LOVE one another. 

He was betrayed and denied by those who said they loved Him. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in an act of intimacy and spoke about His death. He helped them understand the resurrection and His return to God. As we consider the events of that day, we are humbled to feel connected to the One who gave His life for each and every one of us. 

As we prepare for Easter, Christ helps us experience what He shares with God, as we draw closer to Him. We begin to recognize what we need to remember; HE IS WORTHY OF OUR LOVE... 

Jesus prayed at the Mount of Olives. And in the place where His heart was opened to the Father, He was arrested and taken away to be crucified! This is a day to humble our hearts with gratitude and take time to thank God for our precious Savior, Jesus. 

Dear God, Thank you for Jesus. Forgive us when we forget to consider His sacrifice on the cross. We are humbled to remember why we must LOVE one another and open our hearts to the power of Your will. We will gratefully take time to draw nearer to You, as we connect with Jesus and welcome Him with a servant’s heart. Amen


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