Life is too short to hold grudges, and no one these days has time for strife. Friend, today if you are having trouble letting go of a deep wound ask Jesus to cover you and your offender with his love. Ask Him to help you exchange feelings of hate for compassion,kindness and love. He is sure to see over you. Just take a closer look at the word cover.
Today is a day to be still for just a few minutes. Breath in the overwhelming blessings we have because of the sufferings Jesus endured for us to conquer death forever.
Help us never to take God’s amazing gift of love on our behalf for granted. Help us daily to be mindful of the cost that was paid. Forgive us, Father, as we easily get distracted and busy in our daily lives and are not fully aware of what Jesus’ death on the cross has freely given to us. Eternal Life.
We praise you Lord, that by the wounds you suffered we are healed. We give thanks to you that sin and death are no more and your Power, Love, and Might are forever.
Today, this Thursday before Easter is Maundy Thursday. It is the day known to Christians as the day Jesus ate His Last Supper with his Disciples, washed their feet, and gave them a New Commandment to “Love one another, just as I have loved you.” John 13:34
What does this new commandment mean for us today?
Jesus loves everyone and He made the greatest sacrifice to give us Salvation, an incredible gift that secures us from the penalty that we deserve. As our verse tells us today, “He died for us while we were still sinners.” Jesus gained nothing from loving us, but we gained everything.
Today on this Maundy Thursday, I am taking time to meditate on the command Jesus’ spoke to his disciples in that upper room. The room he humbled himself to wash their feet. The King of Kings, served those He loved.
How can we be better servants for our Savior? How can we better carry our his command to Love others as he has loved us?
Here are a few ideas that came to mind:
Pray for those who have harmed us and pray blessings over them.
Check on our elderly neighbors during this time of having to shelter in place.
Call or Facetime family, friends, and relatives you haven’t spoken to in some time.
Donate to a food pantry or organization that provides for the needy, veterans, or homeless.
Donate to a charity of your choice.
Whatever it is, let’s just shine Jesus’ light of love to everyone!