Can We Trust God on Maundy Thursday?

What Does Trusting God Have To Do With Thursday?

Trust God on a Thursday? What’s that got to do with anything?

I’ll be honest, this is a spur of the moment post. Most of mine are planned, worked on, modified, let sit for a while, read and reread, I labor over just the right photo, just the right link. All that weird stuff.

I know we have been in the trust God series, but today, I want to talk with you about what is on my heart.

Trust God Everyday

I have been one day ahead all week. So I started out the day thinking it was good Friday. I was heavy hearted and in prayer. Then I realized it was Thursday.

It was a relief, but I’m still heavy hearted because it’s Thursday.

Also known as “Maundy Thursday”. Which means “Holy Thursday”. Or the Thursday before Easter.

If you have ever heard me speak, you know I like to research the Greek and Latin meanings of a word to grasp the depth of what that word means. The Greek word for “Maundy” is “Hagios” which means sacred or holy.  The Latin word for “Maundy” comes from the Latin word Mandatum (itself from the verb Mandare), which is translated “commandment.” 

Therefore, we can grasp that Jesus was sharing a sacred and holy commandment that we commemorate the Last Supper.

For those new to this whole Jesus thing, the Last Supper was Jesus’ final meal before He was crucified. It is when He shared the sacraments of the bread and the wine and instructed all believers “to do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19 and 1st Corinthians 24 -25) . Sacrament is defined as a religious ceremony or act done by believers in Jesus Christ that is regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace.

Last Supper, Jesus, Bauveret, Easter, trust

Bouveret’s Last Supper

(This is not the picture most of us are familiar with, but to me, it is a far truer depiction of what that “upper room” might have looked like at Jesus’ last meal. You can learn more about the artist, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret here and the painting by clicking here.)

Why Does This Matter?

So, why am I telling you about this today?

Because today, I want you to stop and consider history. Think about what was happening in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago TODAY.

And think about the fact that Jesus knew His entire life, at least His adult life, that He was born to die.

He did that because He loves us.

He said, “If you have seen me you have seen the Father (or for our purposes today, God),” John 14:9.

Trust God

So let me ask, do you think you can trust God?

I do.

Our Lord Jesus was willing to be born, to live, and to die for you and for me.

I hope you are starting to see how deeply you can trust God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

And can that trust become the foundation for all our trust?

I say yes.

Do you?

More Coming Tomorrow

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And here are links to the previous posts in the Trust Series:

Why Trust Matters

How Trust Effects Our Lives

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Comments

  1. Kathy Hodge Weaver April 13, 2017 #

    In Jesus we can put all our confidence, all our reliance, and all our trust because he is the One who loved us enough to give His life for us . When someone loves you that much, they are most trustworthy. He is omnipotent, the all-knowing and all-seeing God. All power and authority lies with him. Why not trust Him? I do with all my heart! Thanks Kristi for your posts!

    • Kristi Ross April 15, 2017 #

      Amen to that Kathy! I couldn’t have said it better myself! And I must add, I’m so thankful to belong to a family of strong believers. What an incredible heritage! Thank you for all your comments, support, and encouragement! Your feedback keeps me writing!
      Bless you my wonderful cousin!

  2. Dwayne Reeder April 14, 2017 #

    It’s good Friday evening and I just set down to unwind. This post truly was exactly what I needed to reflect on the life and sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for me. And yes, the painting to me is the most accurate representation of what I believe it looked like in the upper room as Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples.

    During Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, I find that I reflect on the meaning of what has been given to me freely. However, I too am sad that such drastic measures had to be taken because of my sin.

    How could you not love God after what he’s done for us!

    • Kristi Ross April 15, 2017 #

      Oh Dwayne, you spoke my heart. I couldn’t agree more. How could you not love Him? I couldn’t.

    • Mika April 17, 2017 #

      Yes, that’s exactly what I always think to! Such terrible experience he had to endure for me to live my life. We are all sinners and all we have to do is say pls Lord forgive me. That is just so unfathomable for me to understand. Wow I am so thankful yet so sorry in the same moment.

      • Kristi Ross April 17, 2017 #

        Ok good you two! Thank you! Thank you! And yes, I couldn’t agree more! I hammered those nails in His hands. My sin. He hung there and died for my sin. Like you I’m so thankful, and so sorry in the very same moment.
        Love you lady!

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