Lenten Devotional for February 19

I Am the Bread of Life

Psalm 34:1-10devoBread

Taste and see how good the Lord is!
The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy!
–Psalm 34:8

Reflect:

“Taste and see that the Lord is good, invites Psalm 34. As I learned long ago and continue to learn anew each day, it is the Lord, the bread keeper, who guards and gives life. This life is sheer gift. I receive it with deep gladness and am continually blessed by it. Now with each Eucharist I pray, in words spoken or unspoken, that I may fully receive the bread of life and that somehow I may share this gift with the world.”
–Jean M. Blomquist*

PRAY:

Keeper of the Bread, I praise your name and give thanks for my life. Amen.

Respond:

Take a piece of bread, feel the crust and the soft interior. Raise it up and give thanks to God for this simple pleasure.


Credits: *From Alive Now, “The Keeper of the Bread,” May/June 1997. Copyright © 1997 The Upper Room. Used by permission.

This and the other devotionals for this Lenten Series can be found at the following link: http://www.thegodwecanknow.com/category/50-devotions/page/4/.