Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35

There are times in life when God is right in front of us, talking to us, listening to us, and we don’t even perceive it because our minds are too dull, too unbelieving, or too distracted. 

When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight.
— Luke 24:30-31

I find it no surprise that when they sat down and broke bread with Christ their eyes were finally opened and they recognized that it was Jesus with them all along! To me, this makes communion so important. We need that time to stop and break bread with Jesus in order to see him sitting beside us, walking with us, and talking with us. We get so caught up in our weeks that we function as though Christ is not right there. We feel downcast and sad about the circumstances and recent events in our lives, not realizing that Christ is alive and living in us! So we need this moment to pause, to welcome Jesus to the table of our hearts, and break bread with him so that we can clearly see him in our lives, and have our own faith increased. 

Father, help us commune with Jesus on a daily basis. Let me not go around downcast by life’s events, but to always carry the hope of our risen Lord in our hearts, knowing that he walks with us, talks with us, and forgives us. 

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