Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 9

As we commemorate Maundy Thursday, the final Passover Jesus had with his disciples, remember some of the things that happened that night. It was the day the The Lord’s Supper was instituted, sin was flushed out from among them (Judas,) Jesus gave up his will to the Father, and the new command was given for us to love one another as he has loved us. We should not take these things lightly. To mix bunnies and eggs into this season is mocking this most reverent time of the year, and is a part of a secular ritual of paying tribute to the fertility goddess, Ishtar. We would do well to stop mixing the two together, and refrain from worshiping other gods, especially while worshiping Jesus. It’s time to start new traditions, and to make Jesus the focus of this season, as we were his only focus when he went to the cross as a sacrifice for our sin. I like colorful eggs, and bunnies too, but during this solemn time, we should honor Jesus with all of our attention. 

Don’t feel bad about yourself if you’ve already decorated with all the cute Easter things, this too is forgivable. Tonight, have communion with your family, flush out the sin within you, remember Jesus’s sacrifice, and love one another as he has loved you.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

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