Daily Devotion Monday, October 7

Monday, October 7, 2013 – Psalm 73; 2 Kings 21:1-18; 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 and Matthew 8:28-34

1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1 – 16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

Yesterday was World Communion Sunday. On this day many Christians around the world partake in The Lord’s Supper with a sense that we do it as one. We do it at different times and places but we celebrate it as the common meal of the Body of Christ. Even as  young child I remember looking forward to this celebration of Holy Communion.

Here is a brief history as to how it started.

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.[1] The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933,[2] was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936,[1] and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now the National Council of Churches), led by Jesse Moren Bader, endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.[1]  (from Wkipedia)

Today’s reading from 1 Corinthians calls to remember that whenever we partake of the Lord’s Supper we share in the meal that unites us to God and with one another.

Today, give thanks for the many who are a part of the one Body of Jesus Christ and lift up before God those you know who may not be part of your particular denomination but yet share this common faith.

I give thanks for each of you and your faith in Christ and how this unites us one to another.

May the blessings of our one Lord be with you today. Amen.

Psalm 73 – 26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

28 But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
to tell of all your works.

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