The Last Conversation

Michael Beck

“And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:15)

The last supper had been preceded by many others. The last supper was also the last conversation Jesus had with His friends before He died. What is dinner without good conversation? This conversation was enlightening, but also filled with sorrow and fearful questions. It was uncomfortable; but Jesus promised His worried disciples that another Comforter was coming. He would be with them forever, to guide them into all truth. The conversation was not going to end.

For whatever reason, very few have that “last conversation” they hoped to have with a loved one before they depart. There were things we wanted to say, and things we wished to hear; but the ideal closure we dreamed about didn’t happen. So many things were left hanging.

Jesus continually engaged with His disciples. He was always there to talk. He made room for conversation. He listened. He answered their questions. He explained mysteries. The last supper was a culmination of a life lived with and for others.

Others may have their reasons to sit alone and keep silence. Perhaps shame silences them. But our lives, lived before the eyes of God, should always be an open book for those who break bread with us. This is what real fellowship is about – sharing our heart, and giving others an opportunity to share their heart with us.

We have been blessed if we have had such rich fellowship in our life. But even if we haven’t; there is always One who stands at the door and knocks. Begin a conversation.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.