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The Upper Room 2 February 2024 Devotional: Given for You


The Upper Room 2 February 2024 Devotional: Given for You

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for February 2nd, 2024 Message written by Pete Velander (Tennessee, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

Luke 18:15-17

God sees me; I am not forgotten.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” – Luke 18:16 (NIV)

It was an exciting Sunday for my daughter Petra. She would be receiving Communion for the first time at our new church.

Petra was excited. Finally our turn came to receive the elements. When Petra stood in front of the pastor, he instinctively placed his hand on her head and offered the children’s blessing, forgetting that she was supposed to receive Communion that Sunday. As she turned to walk back to our pew I could see the crestfallen look on Petra’s face. “It’s okay,” I said, “he just forgot.” “I know, Dad. It’s fine.” But I could see that it wasn’t.

But then, as the pastor was covering the Communion elements, he took one wafer and one small cup and began walking down the aisle toward the back of the church. He made his way to the middle of the row where Petra was sitting and spoke the words, “The Body of Christ broken for you, the Blood of Christ shed for you.” That experience remains for me a powerful and tender reminder that Jesus comes to each of us. We are not forgotten.

Inviting God, we are grateful that you come to each of us with signs that we belong to you. Amen.

Children receiving Communion for the first time


The Upper Room 2 February 2024 Devotional: Given for You

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