Here in this place
to be sheep amongst wolves
loved by Christ, hated by Satan
every minute thirstier and hungrier for the presence of our loving God
what flesh cannot understand
what only the spirit can be awakened to by the Holy Spirit
Give me wisdom to know what is not from You and tears me from Your presence
Give me purity to see people the way you do and to love them as You do.
Today, during Communion, I noticed something I’ve never noticed before. I know that Jesus was pierced for our iniquities and crushed for our sins, and that the breaking of the bread during Communion symbolized His body being broken for us. But as the actual matzo was being crushed and broken into small pieces, I realized that the breaking of that matzo was just like when God the Father crushed Jesus for us. His wrath came down and absolutely crushed our Savior. The crunching sound of the matzo being broken reminded me of how Jesus groaned on that cross as He received the wrath, the Hell that we deserved. Think about that the next time one of the church deacons or elders is breaking the bread with their hands. It’s analogous to God the Father breaking Jesus for us with the wrath of His hands, so we could partake of Him.