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April 04, 2012

Day Five- Maundy Thursday

Day Five- Maundy Thursday
or The Day of the Last Supper

Jesus and His disciples are all together in one room to take part of the Passover meal when one of the greatest living dramas was about to come to light. To show the extent of His love to the disciples, He, Jesus, wrapped Himself in a towel and set to wash the feet of His disciples. He took the role of a servant and gave the example of  how they should love one another. It was a lowly role, a humiliating role to wash another's feet, but a role Jesus performed to show one of the greatest lessons the Lord showed us; to have a servant's heart; His example has endured the ages of time.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

And supper being ended, the  devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

He (Jesus) riseth from supper, and laid aside  His garments; and  took a towel, and  girded Himself.

After that He  poureth water into a bason, and began to wash  the  disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded.

He began to wash the disciples feet; and Judas was among those whose feet He washed. What? Wait a minute. Do you mean that Jesus showed Himself to be a servant to Judas as well as the other disciples? Knowing Judas was going to betray Him?
Yes, my friend. The Lord did not show respect one over the other. He was humble, meek and lowly and He showed one of the greatest signs of love to the one who set out to betray Him. The Lord showed no offense toward Judas. Instead He bent in front of Judas and with a basin of water began to wash his feet. 

Then cometh He to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto Him, Lord, dost  Thou  wash my feet?... Peter saith unto  Him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus  answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me…

…He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

For He knew who should  betray Him; therefore  said  He, Ye are not all clean.

So  after He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, and was set down again, He said  unto  them, Know ye what I have done to you?

John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

If  I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also  ought  to  wash one  another's  feet.

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have  done  to you.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

...for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

There is part of a song, "Jesus Use Me", I would like to share with you,

...Even tho it's humble,
Lord, help my will to crumble...

Another song we sing, "To Be Like Jesus",
To be like Jesus,
To be like Jesus,
On earth I long to be like Him
All through life's journey,
From Earth to Glory,
I only ask,
To be like Him.

I want to reflect that song when I sing. I hope I reflect that song when I sing. 

Thank You, Lord for the example You gave us in loving one another and becoming a servant in our heart towards each other. I want to be like You. I love You, Lord.

God bless you as we continue toward Resurrection Sunday.



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