July 7th Weekly E-votional

It’s funny the things that stick out in your mind.  When I first started regularly attending church, I was in fifth or sixth grade.  I don’t remember any sermons or what hymns were sung regularly. I remember being amazed that one of my classmates was able to recite the Apostles’ Creed in worship.  I also remember the Communion Bread.

At the church I grew up in, someone baked the bread every time we had Communion.  It was a sweet bread that tasted incredible.  After worship, I would go with some other kids down to the kitchen and try to get what was left over.  Some people frowned on it, some people dismissed it as “kids will be kids”.  We just wanted the bread, we just couldn’t get enough!

While we just wanted the bread because it tasted so good, I think it is a wonderful image for Communion.  What if we all approached the Lord’s Table with the attitude that we just can’t get enough?  We can’t get enough spiritual nourishment.  We can’t get enough of a visible sign of God’s invisible Grace.  We can’t get enough of the reconciliation with God that came through Christ’s death and resurrection.  We can’t get enough of the communion of all believers in all places in all time.  We can’t get enough of the presence of Christ!

Next time you gather around the Lord’s Table, take a big hunk of bread.  Eat and drink as if you can not get enough because we can never have enough Jesus in our lives!

Luke 22:19: “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

 

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