When Broken Becomes Whole: Luke 22:19

Posted March 22, 2013
By Kevin Spear

Jesus figure blesses bread for the Last Supper

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 (NIV)

When Broken Becomes Whole

The disciples could not comprehend Jesus’ words at His Last Supper with them. For three years He had taught them, fed them and lived with them, preparing them for such a time as this. When Jesus’ fingers broke the bread and passed it out to His chosen twelve, He was telling yet another story as He said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you (1 Corinthians 11:24). Little did they know what that “brokenness” would mean in the future. Each one would be broken through death or persecution. But each one, except Judas, would be made whole because of Jesus’ own willingness to be broken on the cross. In communion we remember not only our Lord’s dear sacrifice through His blood and broken body; we celebrate our wholeness as well. Those who understand the principle of brokenness have already been made whole.

Rebecca Barlow Jordan

From our Reflections Weekly Worship Bulletin Service.

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