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Breaking the Bread

View daily reading plan: Acts 20.6-7; Luke 24.35

In the upper room, just before our Lord Jesus went out to be betrayed and crucified, “He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave to [His disciples] saying, This do in remembrance of me” (Lk 22.19). It was the inauguration of what we now call the Lord’s Supper. After the example of the disciples at Troas, we now regularly keep this feast on the first day of the week (Acts 20.7). 

We come to praise and worship our Lord. Led by His Spirit we enter the heavenly sanctuary. We unitedly thank God for His dear Son whom He gave for our salvation. At the appropriate time we quietly and reverently break bread and eat it, and drink the cup beside it, thus showing forth the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Cor 11.26).

This precious time of worship and remembrance is deeply honouring to the Lord. It is firstly for Him, but do we not also receive a wonderful blessing from being there? Although in a different context, we find what Cleopas and his friend found: He becomes [better] known to us “in the breaking of bread”. His presence is so real, thinking about His death so poignant, remembering His resurrection so triumphant, anticipating His return so encouraging. 

Friday, 12 April, 2024

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