A lot of interesting things happen when people see Jesus. For those who stood and learned from him at the synagogue, there was the sheer amazement of his teaching with authority. For the demonic presence, there was outright fear. What happens when you see Jesus? In a moment, we'll be taking the bread and cup and remembering him. He is the ever-present host whenever we gather at the Table. So, what will happen to you when you see him here?
Let us pray.
God, who sent your love to us in the person of Jesus, the Christ, we thank you for Jesus' presence in our lives and especially at this table. We thank you that Jesus showed us how to live a life in your grace through his teaching and ministry. We thank you for these symbols of bread and cup, reminding us that he was willing even to die to make it possible for us to live with you.
As we take this bread and cup, fill us with your Holy Spirit, that we can represent Jesus in our world and in our relationships.
In the name of Jesus, our Christ, AMEN