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Genesis 14:18-19a And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And he blessed him…

Who on earth is this enigmatic priestly king here in Genesis 14 and why is he bearing the symbols of Christ’s covenant thousands of years before our Lord’s incarnation? Hebrews 7:1-3 gives further insight: For this Melchizedek…He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever. So let me get this straight: out of nowhere, without any prologue or introduction, a king and priest revealing the eternality of Christ’s divinity, bearing the bread and wine of Christ’s Passion, graces the pages of history for a brief moment to bless Abram and then vanishes?! 

Here’s what I glean from this account today, friend. God incarnates into our lives in different ways, giving our souls the bread and wine they need to thrive, and meeting us in the middle of our path—often when we least expect it—to bless us with His presence.