April 1, 2021

How God Speaks (Video)

Why do you contend against him, saying, ‘He will answer none of my words’? For God speaks in one way, and in two, though people do not perceive it.
Job 33:13-14
God has spoken to us in a variety of ways. We see God's glory in nature and receive God's providence through the kindness and diligence of our neighbors. We read the history of God's people and the life of God's Anointed in the scriptures. And we experience God's ministry in the body of Christ. 

Today, especially, we remember that just before his betrayal unto death, Jesus shared a simple meal with his friends. Breaking the bread, he said, "This is my body," and blessing the cup, he said, "This is my blood." No words in the history of the planet have had more of an impact. If we want to understand how God speaks to us today, we might begin and end with the Lord's Supper: unconditional love, the drama of sacrifice, the act of forgiveness, the promise of unity—all are present in the words and actions of Jesus on Maundy Thursday. And all are repeated every time we share in this sacrament.

Jesus answered, “I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said to them; they know what I said.”
 John 18:20-21
Lord God, Maker and Lover of all, as we contemplate again the pageant of our Lord's betrayal, suffering, and death, may neither the history, ritual, nor sentiment of this season in themselves fascinate us. Rather may our souls be grasped by what our minds alone cannot contain—that this was all for us... and so, Lord, may we be all for you.
 Common Order, Church of Scotland

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1 comment:

  1. The Lord's Supper reminds us of what it means to be a Christian. We are so blessed!

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