Maundy Thursday Message: Imagine if you will…
Imagine if you will…
Under normal circumstances, I would be slowly checking things off my to-do list for Easter. Shopping, Easter baskets for the kids, planning the menu for Easter dinner and cleaning the house, would be but a few things on the list. This year the list is non-existent. Although I am making baskets for the kids. (Gotta have some chocolate!) Perhaps this is a good thing. I’ve been working on some bible studies and thinking much more about the first Easter, over 2,000 years ago.
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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