Today's Daily Bread
Thu. Apr 24, 2014: Acts 3:11-26; Luke 24:35-48
They had come to recognize him in the breaking of the bread. This Easter story is not about an empty tomb. It is about food, especially food shared in community. The risen Christ spends Easter day eating -- he breaks bread in Emmaus with two disciples and then eats fish in Jerusalem with all of the disciples. Instead of going to the garden alone, maybe we are to experience resurrection by eating and being with others. But if we do that, we must remember that Jesus could show up, that resurrection could happen, at any table, at every table. We cannot predict when, where or how the risen Christ will bring new life among us. Lord Jesus, stand in our midst; fill us with your resurrection power and send us forth to continue your work in the world.