I attend a Thursday morning intercessory prayer group at my church. Each week we come together to pray and I am so blessed by all I learn from these precious ladies. In my eyes, these women are the giants of the faith. They are my heroes.
Our church serves communion once a month and one of the ministries of our intercessors group is to break the matzo bread to prepare for communion. After we’ve broken it and bagged it, we pray over it. We are always so blessed because one of these precious prayer warriors prays over the elements in the Hebrew. It is beautiful to hear.
I find I meditate on the Last Supper each month as we go through this process. I ponder what it must have been like to be sitting in that upper room when Jesus held the bread in his hands. In Mark 14:22, it says, “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’”
Have you ever realized this is what Jesus does to each of us? When we willingly surrender our lives to Him, He takes us, He blesses us, and then He breaks us and gives us to the world calling us His body. We all like the idea of Jesus taking us in His Hands and blessing us. We all sign up for that quickly. But, the Lord must break us in order to use us to feed the world. He breaks us of our sinful nature. When He allows us to be broken we come out the other side with a message to share, encouragement to give, and prayers to pray. When we walk through difficult times, it tenders our heart to others who are suffering. God wastes nothing. He would never allow us to experience pain and suffering if it didn’t serve a greater purpose. Don’t lose site of the fact that when He breaks us, we are still in the Master’s hands.