In Matthew 26:26, Jesus continues to say, “While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”

Jesus is still serving His people on the eve of His betrayal and capture. His capture was the least of importance to Him at the current moment. He was more concerned with preparing His disciples for the future. Jesus wanted to establish the fact that although He was going away, He would always be with them until the very end. Jesus was symbolizing the past three years to them while preparing them for the turn of events on the coming day. There are many different things the breaking of the bread represents. The most common representation is of fellowship. As Romans 8:17 reads, “If children (of God), heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may be glorified with Him.” It brings so much comfort to my heart to see how much Jesus Christ loves us. Through the breaking of the bread we have fellowship with Christ and with one another. Not only fellowship though; we also have Jesus preparing and strengthening us and reminding us of His selfless life that He gave for us. Sometimes doing the same old regular religious church routine for communion starts to not make sense. Some people start to wonder what is the purpose of the little cup of grape juice and salted crackers. I strongly believe that whenever we get together in Jesus name (whether in church, our homes, our office break room, or even the McDonald’s lobby) to sit down and have a meal together, we are partaking in the Lord’s supper in fellowship and we are blessed with the opportunity to be an encouragement to one another.

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