The Breaking of Bread

After last week’s focus on love, it is appropriate that the theme for the Lord’s Supper be faith. Faith, or trust, and love always go together. When we love, we place our trust in our beloved, and as we live in faith, so our capacity for love grows. But there is also a third dimension to this equation, and that is power. Both faith and love have a lot to say about how we understand and use our power. It doesn’t matter whether we have much power or little, if it is not rooted in faith and love, it becomes destructive.

It is all too easy for us to try and use our faith to control our circumstances. It’s easy to slip into thinking that, if we can just muster enough “faith”, we can avoid suffering, trauma, and tragedy. When we allow ourselves to be seduced by this kind of thinking, we end up with something that may look like faith but is actually far from it. What we’re actually doing is putting our trust in our own ability to manipulate God or other people or circumstances in our favor. But this is a very dangerous place to put our faith. The quest for control is futile. The world is always beyond our ability to understand or steer.

Give God the trust He deserves and let Him work His will in your life this week. He will take you places you could never imagine.

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

(Take the Bread)

In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

(Take the Cup)

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