Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35
In our church, it has been our tradition to celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. There is nothing Biblical about how often; the only instruction by Christ is whatever the frequency we do it in remembrance of him. We recall his body and blood given freely for our salvation.
When we join together in God’s presence for this meal, with thankful hearts, we respond to his mighty grace. The bread and wine (grape juice) become more than tokens of remembrance, but a renewal of our relationship with Jesus Christ. This meal not only sustains us for our journey on this earth but gives us a taste of heaven—that time when all the saints from every nation will join in the eternal worship of our Trinitarian God.
Father, we thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, for our redemption. While pure and sinless, he willing accepted our sins on the cross. We thank the Holy Spirit our reminder of your constant presence with us. We pray that you fill us with your bread of life and quench our thirst for righteousness for all our days.
Note: I am on vacation until July 11th and will not be writing a daily devotion during that time but will resume when I return.