“He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”
Thought for the Day: Jesus abides in each of us.
Mixed emotions stir on this Maundy Thursday as I enter the day. Personally in my life I continue to struggle with my voice which I know is not going to heal without some vocal rest that will not come. Going through an Easter Cantata singing only a few of the notes and then going into our Maundy Thursday service and Easter Sunday services with continued voice struggles is difficult. However, today is Maundy Thursday and as I awoke this morning and read my “Upper Room” devotional, I went to other thoughts as I read the words on the page and my struggles became less important to me. The writer reminded me of the importance of communion on this day and that as we eat the bread and drink the wine, we are taking in Christ. We are putting Christ inside us. He looked at the scripture, “Jesus said, ‘Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.'” Wow, when I take in the body and bread of Christ through communion, Christ is “in me”! The writer went on to say that Jesus taught us through His life to be like Him and that means that when we do the things Jesus taught then we are also taking Him in.
Today, my thoughts have turned from my struggles to the words of Christ on Maundy Thursday, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, AND I IN THEM”. As I go though this day, I will remember the “Last Supper” of Jesus Christ with His disciples and the words He spoke to them. He spoke those words to me and He spoke those words to each one of us. Today I choose to “Take Jesus In”.
Prayer: God, thank you for abiding in us each day. Help us recognize that you are present in our lives and teach us how to live as you would have us live each day.
Prayer Focus: THOSE SEARCHING FOR JESUS