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Day 18 – Giving Thanks

Matt. 26:26-28 – “As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take eat; this is My body. Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
The observation of the setting is a consistent theme in every well-known Christian religion. The bread and wine are the symbols that we’ve come to recognize as the Savior’s body and blood. One deals with His identification of our flesh and the other deals with the ability to overcome our flesh. The bread says that we have a Savior that can identify with how we have to live in this world. The blood says we have a Savior that empowers us to truly overcome the world. The bread is the body, the blood is the cleansing agent for the body. It would be His last meal and He wanted to make sure they had a complete understanding of what He was about to go through. Meals are symbolic of more than an idea to appease the appetite. They are an opportunity to give thanks for the powerful work that our Lord and Savior did for us. They help to keep us aware of the powerful work of the spiritual force behind His sacrifice. A sacrifice on some level had to be made for you to eat. A sacrifice of time, energy, and effort was put into the meal before you eat it. As did the result of this last supper. The great benefit of this meal came at the of our Saviors life. On your journey, when you sit to eat, give thanks and remember what He did for you.
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