The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2nd October 2022 for Sunday Message || Wafers with Love
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2nd October 2022 Message by Navamani Peter (Karnataka, India)
TOPIC: Wafers with Love
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. – Acts 2:42 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2nd October 2022 MESSAGE
I met Eva in 1995 during a meeting of the World Day of Prayer International Committee in Australia. We became friends, and though she lived in Poland and I lived in India, we continued to communicate and pray for each other’s families. Eva’s family had a tradition of celebrating Holy Communion together on Christmas Eve, and beginning in 1996 she sent wafers to my family so that we could participate in Communion and be in fellowship with her family on Christmas Eve. My husband and I followed this tradition each year.
One year the wafers did not arrive, and I knew in my heart something must have happened. I later came to know through a mutual friend that Eva had passed away. Our nationalities, language, skin color, and traditions were different, but the foundation of our friendship was “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.” Our Christian fellowship was strengthened by our participation in Holy Communion.
The wafers and wine of Communion remind us of God’s amazing grace and sacrifice, connecting people of faith across the world. Praise God that we are part of this fellowship!
Gracious God, we thank you for your redeeming love. Help us to remember this love with gratitude when we participate in Holy Communion. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Communion connects me to Christians around the world.
Christians around the world
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