Maundy Thursday

Psalm 102; Psalm 142; Psalm 143; Lamentations 2:10-18;
1 Corinthians 10:14-17, 11:27-32
; Mark 14:12-25

“The children of your servants shall live secure; their offspring shall be established in your presence.” Psalm 102:28

There are daffodils coming up in my yard, a symbol of the cycle of life and of God’s never-ending love for us. Today’s psalms tell us that whatever happens to us God endures and God’s years have no end. God knows when our spirits are faint and will lead us on the right way. We can feel secure in his love.

The readings from Paul and Mark tell of the preparation for the Last Supper and of the gathering itself. What a joy it is on this Maundy Thursday to remember and celebrate the wondrous gift of the Holy Communion Jesus gave to us in the upper room that night as he prepared to die. Whenever we partake of the Eucharist we share in that Last Supper by confessing our sins, sharing a moment of peace and fellowship with our neighbors and partaking of the body and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to God.