Read Mark 13-14
Highlight: Mark 14:22-24
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” He said to them.
The first communion was very simple. Jesus prayed a very short prayer of thanks, said a few words, and the disciples partook of the bread and wine. When we partake of communion it is our opportunity to remember the sacrifice of Jesus. He gave us everything. He was willing to die on the cross, so that we could live eternally with Him in Heaven. Tears are streaming down my face as I am writing this. One Sunday morning while I was preparing the bread I thought, “I wish that I could cut perfect, uniform cubes of bread.” Immediately, the message came, “It’s all right.” Some of the pieces of bread were too big, some too small, all different, somewhat like us. No matter what size or color we are, we will be accepted by the Father and Jesus.
Lord, we use our best shining, silver dishes when we “remember” You. In the same way, let my heart be shining with love for others, as You have loved me. Thank you for your son Jesus, and the sacrifice He made for us all. Amen.