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