Thoughts: Jesus joined some men who were walking the 7-1/2 miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Not recognizing Jesus, these men were discussing the news that angels had been seen at Jesus’ empty tomb, and these angels said that Jesus was alive.
Beginning with Moses, Jesus explained the scriptures that prophesied the coming of a Savior. Still, none of the men recognized Jesus.
When they sat down to eat supper together, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Then “… their eyes were opened, and they knew him….”
Our sacrament of communion is a sacred reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you.” “This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
“… he was known to them in breaking of bread.”
Discussion: How often should communion be served?
Activity: Memorize the words from the communion liturgy: “For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Weekly Devotional from Word at Home April 2017
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