Today is the 38th day in Lent and it is also Maundy Thursday. There are many in the church today that are not familiar with the church calendar. Other than Good Friday, Easter and Christmas, the church calendar is all new territory for them. There have been times when I have mentioned Maundy Thursday, some have asked me what Monday Thursday was and which was it, Monday or Thursday?
Maundy Thursday also called Holy Thursday, comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “commandment”. Jesus’ command to us was that we love one another as He loves us. I also believe that the command that He gives us is to be obedient to His will for our lives. Maundy Thursday calls us to remember what the Easter season is all about. The Last Supper was on a Thursday, the day before Jesus was crucified. He died so that we may have forgiveness from our sins. So today take some time to thank God for His gracious gift to us, and be thankful for His love for you.