Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, a special day during Passion Week. As you feel led, visit this passage regarding The Last Supper, and meditate upon it.

I can never read this passage without thinking about how often I have disappointed Christ. And no matter how much I deny it, no matter how much I wish I were perfect, I am not. I will wretchedly and miserably betray Him again.

And yet He forgives.

I am nothing without Him.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

 

Matthew 26:17-30 (KJV)

17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

 

11 Responses to Maundy Thursday

  1. Rebekah Dorris April 13, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    Love this. Thanks.

    (I just love that they sung a hymn. Wonder what it was?)

    • Tamela Hancock Murray April 13, 2017 at 7:10 am #

      Good question, Rebekah! According to my research, the hymn was likely Hallel (Hebrew: הלל‎‎, “Praise”). The passage is Psalms 113-118.

    • Glenda April 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

      Hi, Rebekah! Can you imagine singing Psalms 113-118 around your dinner table? 🙂

  2. Loretta Eidson April 13, 2017 at 5:56 am #

    Amen! Thank you!

  3. Joey Rudder April 13, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    “And yet He forgives.” Amen.

    I am SO thankful.

    Thank you, Tamela.

  4. Becky April 13, 2017 at 7:18 am #

    What a wonderful Savior! Thanks be to God.

  5. Carol Ashby April 13, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    Forgiveness-the most amazing gift and the hardest thing God commands us to do as well!

    Thanks for this, Tamela.

  6. Melissa Henderson April 13, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    I know I need forgiveness each and every day. I am very thankful for God’s love and forgiveness.

  7. Marlene Anderson April 13, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    How blessed we are to have such a marvelous God who loves us with a love we can never totally absorb.

  8. Glenda April 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    “I am nothing without Him.” Yes. What a sobering and exquisite reminder! Thank you, Tamela.

  9. Joanna Politano April 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Wow, Tamela! In just two paragraphs you reached beautiful depths with authenticity. What beautiful words. Thank you for these wonderful verses to meditate on as well! This was so well said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *