I find my arms are open a bit wider this year as I welcome the arrival of Holy Week and the coming of Easter. My soul is thirsty for the refreshment this week often brings.
Tonight, I’ll remember the last supper by going to a Maundy Thursday service followed by a small dinner with my friends. I will enjoy their fellowship, share some inevitable laughs, and celebrate new beginnings with them.
And in the process, I’ll remember Jesus sitting at a table with His fellowship of brothers telling them of the new beginning that lay ahead. And I will rejoice that one of those brothers would betray Him and another would deny Him.
I will rejoice because I have been them.
And so have you.
And yet, there is redemption.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8