Bible Readings and Devotion for May 1, 2020
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Devotion for May 1, 2020
By Pastor David Tinker
There is one ministry miracle account which is presented in all four of the Gospel Books: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is the account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. Our reading from John 6 tells this story in John’s Gospel book. This event shows the people, and us, that God is powerful and provides us what we need. This miracle also points us to the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This Sacrament points us to the most important thing of all: the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sin.
In August 2014 MLLC acquired a communion set which shows an ancient depiction of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The article about this tells more about the special communion set as well as information about the miracle and the historic location of this miracle.
Click this the link to that article on our web site from several years ago.
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you love us beyond measure. Help us to know you and to understand the depth of your love for us. Enliven our faith, and guide us to trust in you as the bread of life for the world. We pray this in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.