19And 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.” (Luke 22:19, The Jesus Bible)
Happy Maundy Thursday family! As we are reaching the end of Holy Week, the events that were happening with Jesus and His Disciples were ramping up. One important event I forgot to mention yesterday on Holy Wednesday is that this was the day “a woman” anointed Jesus with the bottle of her most prized perfume, an act that Jesus declares was so important to Him that “wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her (Matthew 26:13).” This act was preparing Jesus for His approaching sacrifice. And then we come to Thursday, or Maundy Thursday. Maundy means “commandment” and it was on Thursday night, that Jesus gave His Disciples the commandment to love one another, as Jesus has loved them.
Thursday night brought Jesus and His Disciples to the Last Supper, where Jesus broke bread and shared wine with His most beloved friends and followers to teach them how to remember Him and create the practice of taking Communion, an act Christians around the world still practice today, nearly 2,000 years later. During this last meal, Jesus also washes the feet of the Disciples, to teach them that Jesus came to serve and to humble His followers, a lasting act to display to the world how to accurately be a servant leader.
So friends and family, today is the day to break bread, drink some wine/grape juice in remembrance of our King. Find a way to serve those around you. Keep the fire lit. Keep serving the world. Keep remembering everything our beloved Savior did for us and for the world during this Holy Week. God Bless you all.
For today’s worship experience, I want to share with you the new song from Elevation Rhythm, a stunningly beautiful track from the group that brings us fun, energetic titles.
My fourth favorite Easter song is from Laura Story and her cover of North Point Worship’s great anthem, “Death Was Arrested”.