As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then He broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.”
“Just as physical food and drink nourish our bodies; Jesus death and resurrection give eternal life to our souls.” As we receive communion, we open our hearts for the One who died in our place. We remember the sacrifice of Jesus and 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 LOVE and spoke about His death and 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 one of us.
As we prepare for Easter, Christ helps us experience what He shares with God, as we draw closer to Him. His death and resurrection made a way for us to have a relationship with the Father. HE IS WORTHY OF OUR LOVE...
Jesus prayed at the Mount of Olives. And in the place where He spoke to the Father, He was arrested and taken away. This is a day to humble our hearts with gratitude and thank God for the One who died in our place. Jesus KNOWS our suffering. He knows the sorrow of our pain.
He took our sin and bled on the cross. None of us are deserving of this type of LOVE. But we can thank Him as we remember what happened at His expense. Jesus, precious Jesus paid the price for our sin. Let that be a reminder as we consider how very much we are loved.
Dear God, thank you for Jesus. Forgive us when we forget to remember His sacrifice on the cross. We will share the LOVE of Christ and open our hearts to the power of Your will. We will gratefully take time to draw nearer to You, as we connect with our Savior and welcome Him with loving thanks! Amen