April 18 (Maundy Thursday)

Read: Luke 22:7-35

Oh, those (we) disciples! They (We) go right from wondering who among them (us) is going to betray Jesus to arguing who will be greatest among them (us). They (We) just didn’t get it, so Jesus explains again that the concern is not who is greatest, but rather who is the least.

Graham Kendrick, in his song, “The Servant King” summarizes Jesus’ message to disciples then and now:

From heav’n You came, helpless Babe,
Entered our world, Your glory veiled;
Not to be served but to serve,
And give Your life that we might live.

This is our God, the Servant King,
He calls us now to follow Him,
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to the Servant King.

There in the garden of tears,
My heavy load He chose to bear;
His heart with sorrow was torn,
‘Yet not my will but Yours,’ He said.

Come see His hands and His feet,
The scars that speak of sacrifice;
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered.

So let us learn how to serve,
And in our lives enthrone Him;
Each other’s needs to prefer,
For it is Christ we’re serving.

You can listen to it below.

Thank you, Jesus, for loving us so much that you came into this world to give your life for us. Help us to share your love and serve those in need. Amen.

-Cathey Frederick

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