A Place At The Table

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Communion 

And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body. —1 Corinthians 10:17

Every Thursday on social media, people around the world post photos and tag them #ThrowbackThursday (or #tbt!). 

These might be photos from a person’s childhood or memories that were captured as recently as a few weeks ago. The point in posting something with #ThrowbackThursday is to remember—to think about where we’ve been, and how we’ve grown and changed along the way. 

It’s in our nature to want to share stories and memories with those around us. Doing this helps us see how far we’ve come. Communion is just as much a celebration as it is a solemn act of remembrance. When we take communion together, we have the opportunity to rejoice in the life we have through Jesus. That celebratory act connects us more deeply than anything else as a body of believers. 

1 Corinthians 10:17 reminds us that “ … Though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body” (NLT). Communion helps us recognize that we’re bonded together through Jesus, and He’s why we each have a place in the kingdom.

When we participate in communion as a community, we’re able to reflect on all that God has brought us through while also pointing each other to the eternal freedom, hope and joy that Jesus’ life and sacrifice brings!

Food for Thought:

  • What’s one of your favorite childhood memories?
  • Have you ever thought about communion as an act of worship? Why or why not?
  • Think about a recent trial or difficult experience. How did you see others demonstrate God’s love and compassion to you?

Suffering isn’t the end of our stories as believers. Selmira’s trials and sufferings pointed her to the hope of Christ.