Roger Rose faced deep sorrow as a child. His young brother was fatally injured in a tragic accident. A dirt road ran alongside their home, and only on rare occasions would an automobile be seen on it. But one day as his brother was crossing on his bicycle, a car came roaring over a nearby hill, and he was run over and killed.

Roger said, "Later, when my father picked up the mangled, twisted bike, I heard him sob out loud for the first time in my life." He carried it to the barn and placed it in a spot we seldom used. Father's terrible sorrow eased with the passing of time, but for many years whenever he saw that bike, tears began streaming down his face.”

"Since then, I have often prayed, ‘Lord, keep the memory of your death that fresh to me! Every time I partake of Your memorial supper, may my heart be stirred as if it occurred only yesterday.’” 

Never let the communion services become a mere formality, but always a tender and touching experience.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

1 Corinthians 11:17-33

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray …

Thank God for the grace he showed us through Jesus on the cross.

Ask Him for the grace, through His Spirit, to live in a manner worthy of your calling as a Christian.

Pray for those that are in need today, whether it be financial, health, social, or another situation.

Pray for the persecuted church today. Remember that there are Christians suffering for the gospel around the globe.