“Just as physical food and drink nourish our bodies, Jesus’ death and resurrection give eternal life to our souls.” We have the precious opportunity to reflect on what happened during the Last Supper and consider what Jesus wants us to know.
When the disciples arrived for dinner, He took time to wash their feet. Jesus offered love even though He knew one of His own would betray Him. As we consider His selfless act of love, we should work hard to be an example of how to imitate Him with a heart of humility.
"So, the last will be first, and the first will be last." Matthew 20:16 NIV
Jesus passed a loaf of bread to His followers saying, “This is my body.” He shared a cup of wine saying, “This is my blood. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the shadow of His death, He wanted them to remember “no matter how bad the suffering, there will come a day when authority will reign.”
After dinner, He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. One of His own told the soldiers where to find Him. We’re reminded with sadness of three disciples who couldn’t stay awake with Jesus before He was taken away.
Sometimes, we too fall short of sitting with Jesus and offering ALL of our love. We allow the frailties of life to tire our souls and become weary to admit we’re weak. But because of His great love, we find PEACE from the Savior and strength to endure whatever we have to face. We find HOPE when we pray for forgiveness.
Joy WILL come when ask to be restored, believe in His power to save, walk in the fullness of love and remember HE is the way to the Father. No matter what we are going through, we can TRUST Jesus to hold us together, knowing what He has already been through for each one of us.
Dear God, Thank you so very much for Jesus. We’re humbled to be reminded to LOVE one another and open our hearts with the compassion of His amazing love. As we draw closer to You, help us connect deeper with Jesus and love Him with all of the gratitude we can give. Thank you for loving us through each and every moment and helping us remember who is in charge of ALL things. Thank you for Easter and the promise of HOPE for our salvation. YOU make everything new! We’re so thankful for the strength of Your greatness! Help us reflect the love of Jesus in everything we do and truly LOVE one another. Amen