Maundy Thursday

This week, many of us are thinking of all Jesus went through. I’m not sure we can ever fully grasp what happened.

Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve. And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”  Being deeply grieved, they began saying to Him, each one: “Surely it is not I, Lord?” And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.  The Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 

And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

Now while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”  And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;  for this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it with you, new, in My Father’s kingdom.” And after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Matthew 26:20-30

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2 Comments

  1. What an emotional time for Jesus. It saddens me that he went through ALL this, but out of love, He did so and saved us, so we can be with Him forever. I know I probably don’t word things correctly, but my love for him is strong and my gratitude is great.

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      I think you worded that beautifully, Tracey. Thank you for sharing your heart! God bless you as you continue loving Him and being grateful for all He did for you.

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