Tuesday, May 1, 2012
New Logo. The old one was:
It was supposed to be “Grammy Blick” but the automatic profile resize left me as Grammy B. I loved the clouds and the reflection in the sea – it tells me we are an imperfect reflection of God’s love. But when I ran across this bread photo on Wiki Commons, it spoke those two verses to me. We are to pray for our daily bread, and He is the bread of life.
I also thought of the Lord’s Supper, as Paul explained what he’d heard:
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (1 Corinthians 11:24 KJV)
Paul repeated, almost to the letter, Luke’s description:
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. (Luke 22:19 KJV)
The other gospel writers do not add “this do in remembrance of me,” but that’s what we do – remember Him.
Bread’s importance begins much earlier – as Adam leaves the garden.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (Genesis 3:19 KJV)
We next find bread being offered to Abram:
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. (Genesis 14:18 KJV)
The last in the New Testament is one the colonists discovered to be of tremendous value:
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 KJV)
As we pray for our daily bread, labor for our daily bread, let us do both in remembrance of the Lord, the most high God.