Giving Thanks In the Most Difficult Circumstances

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” – Luke 22:19-20

We talk often about the bread being Christ’s body and the wine being his blood. That being true makes his giving thanks all the more powerful. I am thankful for a lovely wife, two kids, a roof over my head, the church and all sorts of other things. If I am honest with myself 99.9% of the things I am thankful for make me happy. But when you read Jesus’ thankfulness over his broken body and his poured out blood I cannot help but ask myself if there were more sacrificial things I could be a part of that might make me more thankful. Our world avoids pain. Jesus embraced it because he knew that what had to take place could only happen through pain and suffering. How much richer would our lives be if we understood that and lived that on a regular basis?

About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

2 Responses to Giving Thanks In the Most Difficult Circumstances

  1. emily says:

    how many times have i read or heard this passage?? i have never thought about Jesus giving thanks for the bread and wine quite like you expressed it in this post. thanks for sharing!

  2. Pingback: Communion Meditation: On Being Thankful for What Makes Me Happy | One In Jesus

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