Day 14 Do This To Remember
We’re reflecting on another aspect from the story ofÂ Emmaus Road in Luke 24. Take a minute and read that, then continue here.
30Â When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Â Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, Luke 24:30
Two weeks ago church goers around the world celebrated the anniversary of the most amazing, world changing , life altering event ever to happen in the history of the world.
The residual meaning of that event are what prompted me to write this series. Yet for most people, Easter Sunday and it’s real life application becomes a dull memory.
The only act of worship Jesus instituted
As far as I can tell, the only religious act of worship that Jesus commanded for His followers was The Lord’s Supper (aka Holy Communion, the Eucharist).
19Â And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, â€œThis is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.â€ Luke 22:19
Liturgical scholarship finds in the Emmaus Road story the shape of early Christian worship.
To hear Good NewsÂ
To break bread together
To go forth and tell others
We knew Him in the breaking of the bread!Â (Robert E. Webber Ancient-Future Time page 154)
How to Do the Impossible
The mission of Jesus was to redeem the entire cosmos. He did this by atoning for the sins of the whole world.Â Then it was possible to empower ordinary men and women do the extraordinary.
For the natural man, the mission of God isÂ Mission Impossible.
But with God – the presence of God, the spirit of God, power of God indwelling us – all things are possible.
At the table – the breaking of bread and drinking from the cup – something profound happens. We remember Him. There is a fresh encounter with Jesus every time. His spirit fills and empowers us.
I have no idea how that actually happens. It just does.
At least it does for those who have faith.
I invite you to pray with me today.
â€œJesus thank you for your life, your death and your resurrection. I am not worthy of your love and sacrifice. But I humble myself and accept your gift of grace. Help me to remember You, to honor You, to live and move and breath for Your glory.Â May Your kingdom come, and Your will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Â In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.â€
According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.Â Iâ€™ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.
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