MAUNDY THURSDAY – BREAKING BREAD WITH THE MASTER
On this April 1, Maundy Thursday, we reflect upon that night when Jesus, our Lord and Savior, broke bread with His disciples. This event is known as the Last Supper. In their midst, betrayal and denial were in the room. However, Jesus, the Master Teacher, responded in a way that only He could respond. He did not seek revenge, nor did He become angry. Rather, He did the work of the servant and washed His disciples’ feet. The scripture reference for this devotion is found in Matthew 6:20 and reads in this way.
“Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.”
Before we dig into these deep and profound words of the gospel, take a moment, and ask yourself what you would do when confronting betrayal by those whom you have trusted. That is a deep and profound question that we all must ask ourselves when we find ourselves betrayed. The Master fully knew what His disciples were planning to do. In addition, He also knew what He was called to do: Go to Calvary! He did not let anything, or anybody get in His way. He never lost contact with His Heavenly Father. The disciples heard Him say, “One of you will betray me.” Each asked, “Lord is it I?” That is a question we ought to ask ourselves. Will we be the one to betray the Master? We betray Him every time we act contrary to His will. Will we betray Him when we turn against each other, or when we carry out ungodly acts of racial hatred and other offences? Prayerfully, today, you have made a conscious decision that for the rest of your life that you will serve Him and never find yourself betraying Him.