Modern Day Miracle

And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
Luke 22:14–23
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Modern Day Miracle
We often lament the idea that we no longer get to witness miracles as spectacular and as frequent as did the people of the Bible. Afterall, they saw plagues deliver them, seas part, the sun stand still, the sick healed and the dead rise. But today it seems like these have all but stopped. That is until you realize that every time you come to the altar, you are partaking in a miracle so great and profound that even many Christians can’t wrap their minds around it. How can mere bread and wine truly be the body and blood of Christ? The simple answer is that it is a miracle. One that is given freely and often for us. It was during the Passover that Jesus institutes the Sacrament of His body and blood, by which He brings forgiveness to His people. For us to deny this or to neglect this miraculous gift is to ignore the forgiveness Christ earned for us. “My body, which is given for you” and “this cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood”—these words say it all!
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