Maundy Thursday Message: Today in history...
Many years ago, my mother had a paint-by-number of this famous painting in her living room. Mom is gone now for over 27 years. But, I can clearly see this on her wall above her collection of clowns on the shelf below. Mom loved clowns and she loved the Lord.
Holy Week, as we now call it, started last Sunday with Palm Sunday celebrating the triumphant arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem. (Mark 11:1-10, John 12:12-14) Today is known as Maundy Thursday. Knowing that today marks the anniversary of the “Last Supper”, I was reading the biblical accounts in Mark and John and realized that this day encompasses so much more than we see in the DaVinci painting…
At the Passover meal, Jesus washed the feet of the disciples:
Then, after all of this, Jesus tells them he is leaving and where he goes, they may not follow. (Read John 14 for Jesus words to them.) Talk about alarming news! The poor guys had to have been befuddled to say the least.
Today, we know the whole story. We know what happens and how it all ends with Jesus’ resurrection and life everlasting. We have Salvation! Alleluia! Today, as you go about your day, think about what this day must have been like for a dozen men 2,000 years ago! They had no idea it was the “Last Supper”.
May you be blessed by the knowledge of what was given to us on that first Maundy Thursday.
Cindy Lee Nonnemacher
Cindy Lee, the author of Connecting the Light, publishes "Inspired Messages" every few weeks. Each of these messages provide insight and inspiration in a world gone a muck! Drawn from her own life and often reflecting current events, you will find these messages have a practical side when facing life in the real world.
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