Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Day which Really Touches Me

Today is Maundy Thursday on the liturgical calendar. One of my favorite days, a day which really touches me. I am going to get out of bed and go to church tonight. I've had an upper respiratory infection for 6 weeks, it let up a little 2 weeks ago, I got excited and went to the rodeo 3 times, dumb idea. Should have remained in bed and prayer. If you own stock in Vicks Vapor rub, allergy medications and or Kleenex, I have increased your income a lot!

I've been able to pray a lot, but have no idea what I read a few minutes after I read it, therefore no blogging. Anyway - ENOUGH whining and back to Maundy Thurs. Today we celebrate the first Communion.

Luke 22: 14When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."

17After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you. 18For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."

19And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

20In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. 21But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. 22The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed, but woe to that man who betrays him." 23They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.

It boggles my mind...His Body, His Blood - Our salvation...our healing...our restoration...we are in covenant with God the Father.

Easter Blessings to You All!!!


luvmy4sons said...

This is a special week. Be blessed tonight dear sister. And may you find relief from this persistent respiratory ailment.

annette said...

I love Maundy Thursday too--nothing like the walk to Gethsemane and the prayer He spoke before He bore the Cross. I can't wait for the alleluias!

I am so sorry you are still sick. I am praying for your full recovery and joy set before you tomorrow! Love, A2

Steph said...

I thought you had been blogging less. sorry to hear that you've not been feeling well...and for 6 weeks! Goodness!

Well, I certainly hope that tomorrow you feel perfect and are able to enjoy and celebrate our Risen King!

Love you