Broken Bread . . .Blessed Bread

Jesus saw a great crowd and had compassion on them as they were like sheep without a shepherd and He began to teach them many things.  It grew late and His disciples wanted to send them away to buy something to eat.  But Jesus answered them and said, “You give them something to eat;” and the disciples questioned Him as to how they were to do it.  Jesus asked what did they have and they found a lad with five loaves and two fish.  Jesus took the five loaves, blessed and broke them and He gave the loaves to the disciples to set before the people.

On another occasion, we find Jesus with the disciples in the upper room for the Passover.  As they sat to eat, He took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave them to eat saying, “Take, eat this is my body.”  Jesus was broken bread and poured out wine prepared for a hungry people.  God is ever looking for broken vessels for broken bread.  The more broken we are, the more God can do with us.  I see a large crowd, it’s getting late in the day, the people are hungry and milk won’t do.  Jesus said go therefore and make disciples . . . teaching them to observe all that He commanded you.  Fill in the blank with your name. “__________, do you love me?  Then feed my sheep.”

Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord GOD, when I will send a famine on the land.  Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the LORD.

©October 29, 2013