22 January 2023 UCB Word For Today Devotional
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Read Today’s UCB Word For Today Daily Devotional for Sunday 22nd January 2023.
TODAY’S TOPIC: TAKING COMMUNION
SCRIPTURE:‘He took bread, blessed and broke it.’ – Luke 24:30 NKJV
Taking communion can be a meaningless ritual, or an intimate time spent in the presence of Jesus. Read the story of Cleopas and his companion. They were travelling home to Emmaus when Jesus suddenly appeared and walked along with them. First He opened their eyes to see that the crucifixion wasn’t the tragedy they thought, but a fulfilment of prophecy and God’s way to redeem a lost world; something to celebrate and not be sad about. Later, as He sat in their home and ate supper with them, ‘he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him’ (vv. 30-31 NIVUK).
Are you battling fear and doubt today? Are you wondering if God will keep His promise to you? He will! Earlier that day, Cleopas and his companion met some women who had just been to the empty tomb and reported that Jesus was alive. But try as they might, they couldn’t believe it. This story proves that Jesus loves doubters enough to walk with them, take away their fears, and strengthen their faith. And guess when He did it? As they broke bread. So next time you’re taking communion, stop and pray, ‘Lord, speak to me. Show me Your will and Your way.’ That’s a prayer He will answer. Your mind may be confused and your anxiety great, but if you’re spiritually hungry He will show up and meet you at the point of your need.
Bible Reading: Luke 1:57-80, Psalms 10-12