“…but their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.” Luke 24:16
“Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him…: Luke 24:30
“And they told about the things that had happened on the road and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.” Luke 24:35
The Bread of Life was broken on Calvary. Torn beyond recognition, crumbled,that all might receive, all might know Him.
Two travelers on the road to Emmaus… eyes, formerly blinded as they walked with Him, were opened as the Bread of Life broke the loaf, and blessed it. The revelation does not come without the breaking.
And so it is in Jesus’ broken body that we can know Him, experience Him. Eyes blinded by unbelief, sadness and grief are opened as He reveals Himself in communion.
Receiving my own morsel of broken bread, opens my heart, and I am infused with a sweet knowledge of sacrifice and love, mercy and grace. It is Jesus, alive in me; This is the blessing… this communion.
© Lois Williams