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By Manus Chau
April 23, 2020

Passages of the day: Click HEREto read today’s passages.
Judges 1:1-2:9
Luke 21:29-22:13
Psalm 90:1-91:16
Proverbs 13:24-25

Food is at the heart of all that is good in the world.  Who doesn’t like going to a nice restaurant, having a delicious meal with friends or family, and ending it with a super sweet, warm, gooey dessert?  Oh, how I wish I could be doing that right now.  

Think of the last time you had someone over for a meal.  Or think of the most recent time you were a guest at someone’s house.  Maybe it was a simple lunch with friends at a restaurant.  It could have been a mediocre meal, or maybe it was the best one ever.  Hopefully, it was the latter.  Human beings are happiest when they are around a table for a meal and in good company.  

Before the shelter in place ordinance, the last dinner guests we had at our house were friends from church.  We had some great food.  They brought over an amazing cake.  We had great conversation and shared life experiences.

Today’s scripture in Luke begins with the passage of the last supper.  The word “communion” comes from the Greek word koinonia, which means community or fellowship.  Just like how we gather with our family or community for a meal, Jesus broke bread around the table with his closest friends.  Except at this meal, Jesus shared He would suffer and His body would be broken for the world.

Over the past 5 weeks, our family has cooked every single meal at home. Food is a daily reminder that we are not self-sufficient.  We consume the death of something else in order to survive, be it plants or animals.

In the same way, life and every breath we take is a reminder that Jesus died so we could live.  

Before your next meal, posture your heart towards gratitude.  Thank Him for the provision in your life, big or small.  Everything is a gift from God. Because He lives, we can face tomorrow. 

 

To memorize:
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
— Psalm 90:14