Baptism and Eucharist
Sacraments are very specific events in which God touches us through creation and transforms us into living Christ. The two main sacraments are baptism and Eucharist. In baptism water is the way of transformation. In the Eucharist it is break and wine. The most ordinary things in life – water, bread and wine – become the sacred way by which God comes to us.
These sacraments are actual events. Water, bread, and wine are not simply reminders of God’s love; they bring God to us. In baptism we are set free from the slavery of sin and dressed with Christ. In the Eucharist, Christ himself becomes our food and drink.
Henri Nowen, Bread for the Journey.
I’m reminded this morning that God has already provided what I need to make it through the challenges of today. In fact, He used the most ordinary of items to accomplish the most extraordinary miracle. However, it is up to me to receive the Water, Bread and the Wine that He so freely gives.
I have a tendency is to get ahead of myself at the beginning of each day…making a mental list of all that is ahead of me. Today, I have decided to intentionally ask God to simply provide what is necessary for me to accomplish His will for today.
Today will be my Sabbath, and I am honestly quite excited to see what He has in store. Won’t you join me?
Abiding today with my Daily Bread,