“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
I’ve often wondered what Jesus was giving thanks for at that moment.
Think about it. He knew He would soon be betrayed by Judas and be crucified. He knew that weekend He would be abandoned by His followers, denied by Peter, sentenced by the religious leaders, beaten and mocked by Roman soldiers, and hung on a cross to die.
But in that moment Jesus gave thanks. Probably to remind us of the importance of regularly giving thanks to God despite what is happening to us.
If Jesus knowing what He knew could lift up His heart in gratitude, how much more us who have survived this week as recipients of His forgiveness and grace.
We really should offer our gratitude and thanksgiving to God.
Dear God, Thank You. Thank You for waking me up each day this week and taking me through each day despite all the things that could have gone wrong. Remind me daily to thank You and share my gratitude with others. Amen.