Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sufficient and Abundant

I was reading a devotional today in Disciplines which talked about communion. It started me thinking.

Bread. Bread is a staple. The author of the devotional said that even in the leanest times, when we do not have meat or vegetables, our society has been sustained by bread. Think of manna in the wilderness. When we have nothing else, we have bread, and it is enough.

When we have nothing else, we have God. We have grace. We have the love of Jesus. We have bread.

Wine. According to the devotional, wine was common, even abundant, in Jesus' time. They might not be able to find drinkable water or milk, but they had plenty of wine.

Our God is abundant. His grace and love is more than sufficient for us.

We are called to remember Jesus. We are called to know that even when we have nothing else, we have him, and he will be enough to sustain us. Our cup overflows, and his grace and love is abundant.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen.

Image: Dogwood from the courtyard at St. Mark's today



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