Today’s devotion is based on John 6:49-51, “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
These words are hard to understand. And even after two millennia of Christian teaching and guidance, we still cannot logically figure out how this can be. But in faith, trusting in Jesus' words, we partake of his body and blood in the Supper he instituted so long ago because he said that partaking of his body and blood brings about eternal life.
Please pray with me: Thank you, Jesus, for offering yourself as an atoning sacrifice for me. As I join in Holy Communion with you, my neighbors, and the company of saints across time, help me rejoice in your saving grace. Amen.