Today is Maundy Thursday. Today Christians commemorate Christ’s institution of the Lord’s Supper. We also remember Jesus’ high priestly prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. He began this prayer as follows:
1When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the onlytrue God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.5And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glorythat I had with you before the world existed.
Christ knew the pain and horror that awaited him the next day, but “for the joy set before him [he] endured the cross, despising the shame, and [he] is seated at the right hand of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
Until later friends…