I remember Jesus every morning when I literally “break bread.” This morning I had a thought, based on the passage in I Corinthians.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-24 NAS77) For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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."Jesus gave thanks before He taught us to remember Him with communion. He gave thanks knowing what was ahead of Him. He was thankful facing the cross.
We have a lot of issues and difficult moments but I don’t think any of them come close to what Jesus faced. He gave thanks knowing. We should give thanks not knowing what is ahead of us.
We should give thanks for the same reason He did, all of life and all of eternity are in God, the Father’s, hands. We can trust Him with the responsibility.
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