Apr 9, 2009

Maundy Thursday

In keeping with the tradition of Maundy Thursday, this morning we read our daughter the appropriate stories from her Storybook Bible. We talked about "outside poopy" and "stinky feet," and how Jesus washed Peter's feet. We also read about the Last Supper. As I was musing over the story, I remembered an old post that I thought worth dusting off and posting here. And here is Sally Lloyd-Jones:

Then Jesus picked up some bread and broke it. He gave it to his friends. He picked up a cup of wine and thanked God for it. He poured it out and shared it.
"My body is like this bread. It will break," Jesus told them. "This cup of wine is like my blood. It will pour out."
"But this is how God will rescue the whole world. My life will break and God's broken world will mend. My heart will tear apart--and your hearts will heal. Just as the passover lamb died, so now I will die instead of you. My blood will wash away your sins. And you'll be clean on the inside--in your hearts."
"So whenever you eat and drink, remember," Jesus said, "I've rescued you!"
Jesus knew it was nearly time for him to leave the world and go back to God.
"I won't be with you long," he said. "You are going to be very sad. But God's Helper will come. And then you'll be filled up with a Forever Happiness that won't ever leave. So don't be afraid. You are my friends and I love you."
Then they sang their favorite song. And walked up to their favorite place, an olive garden.
Grace and Peace to you, this Holy Week.