Day 5

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it & gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take & 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

Matthew 26:26-27

One of the last things Jesus chose to do before his death, was sit down for a meal with his friends. This is far more profound than we may ever realize.

Jesus wants to commune with you. To be with you. He even instituted it into the way that we are to be with Him & with each other. He did this through the practice of communion. We take the bread & the cup as a symbol of taking in the body & blood of Jesus. Making his life, our life. His heart, our heart. We embody & imbibe Jesus. Think about that.

Even in a season of social distancing, Jesus desires to be close & intimate with you. He was willing to allow his body to be broken (just like the bread), and his blood to be poured out (just like the wine), to create a way for you to be close with God forever. What a gift. What lengths of love. What a beautiful way for him to say, “I am with you.”

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Prayer

Jesus, be close to me today. Walk with me. Sit with me. Laugh with me. Eat with me. I want to live in relationship with you. Thank you for your body & your blood that made that possible. Help me to live so closely with you that your words would become my words, your heart my heart, and your life my life. Amen