And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and broke it, and blessed it (gave thanks) and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:27 (NKJV)
Our Lord gave thanks to His Father at the Last Supper. He set a precedence for His children to follow. Jesus took the time to give thanks for the bread, and later the wine. The elements seem to be simple and insignificant as compared to other items we have in our lives.
Are we guilty of thinking an item is not significant because it is not important to us? Or it is too simple by our personal standards?
Could Jesus have chosen to give thanks because He knew God provided it? Could He have done this to teach those gathered in the upper room not to think they were entitled to what they were receiving? Do we feel entitled to what we have in our lives?
Dear Father God: Please accept our thanks for all we have that we can see around us and hold in our hands and arms. You have given us these things and these people out of your grace and abundance. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. AMEN