Luke 22:19, NIV:  And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

Jesus knew His road ahead. He knew who He was and why He had come. He had given up everything, all His rights, all that He might have in this life in order to become the sacrificial Lamb that would take away the sins of the world. Born in a manger in Bethlehem, and raised by a carpenter, He had no worldly wealth. He was a man of humble means who had no “place to lay his head.” And when His life on earth was nearing the end, in anticipation of His death, He looked Heavenward, broke bread just as He knew His body soon would be, and He gave thanks. There is much we have to be thankful for. May we find within us the wherewithal to anticipate losing our lives for His sake--and to look forward to it with a heart filled with thanksgiving.