I love using sticky note to remind me of the many things going on in life. Bottom of my computer screen, on my desk and inside my doors have seen sticky notes on them. In a Bible verse I was reading this week it reminded me like a sticky note does something important in life.
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Of course we hear these words often times during our communion or the Lord's supper. However, maybe these words should be like a sticky note every time we eat.
Every piece of bread or drink should be a reminder that just like our physical bodies need substance to live, our souls need Jesus' sacrifice to live eternally as well as today. Last night we came together and shared a filling meal with family. I can not imagine anyone went away hungry. As I stood in the background I could hear Jesus' words, '‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.'” John 6:35
Like the supper last night, we need to gather with our Savior as he will fill our souls if we allow. Every meal, drink or snack should be like a sticky note reminding us that we need to fill our souls with the one who made life possible.
Almighty God, your Son reminds us that like the food we need to sustain our physical bodies we also need you to sustain our spiritual life. Father, may we be reminded by the Holy Spirit of Jesus' teachings and Your commandments. Lord, forgive me of my sins and may I be reminded constantly of the importance of gathering with You and Your people in worship and prayer. Father, I ask this in the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006