When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him. (Luke 24:30-31a)
When I was a little girl it was customary for the father to say grace at a meal where guests were invited. If one of the guests happened to be a minister, grace would be deferred to him. The same would’ve been true in Jesus time. The patriarch of Cleopas’s family would have broken the bread, but they surrendered their bread to Jesus partially because of his knowledge of the Scriptures. When they did, their eyes were opened.
When we recognize Jesus and surrender our lives to Him, our eyes are opened to how much more He can do with our lives than we can do without Him. When we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” we pray for Jesus to be with us and do amazing things in our lives.
Dearest Father in Heaven, Your name is Holy. Give me today my daily bread and forgive my trespasses. I pray for those who believe in Jesus but don’t recognize Him and for loved ones who don’t give Him the glory when He is working miracles in their lives. Lord, open the eyes of my loved ones in ways they know it is you. Lead them so they can do amazing things with their lives. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.