Be Thankful you made it to Thursday!
Here is this weeks Thankful Thursday video - the topic is the last supper and the craft is to make a sandwich together. Don't forget to have your instrument at the ready to join in and if you have any bubbles they will be used in the prayers this week - so find them too.
Thank you so much for sending me photos and video clips of your children watching last weeks video - it really encouraged me, missing you all xx
Thankful Thought for 26th March 2020
The Last Supper: Mark 14 v 12-26, Luke 22 v 7-22.
As I was telling the story on this week’s video and getting the children to count to 12 for the friends of Jesus gathered at the last supper, I couldn’t help thinking that Boris wouldn’t have allowed such a gathering this week! I love that Jesus commanded us such a simple way to remember him and his sacrificial love for us.
“19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” Luke 22 v 19-20
Whenever you eat bread – remember him and whenever you drink wine (but don’t start that too early in the day!) also remember him. The truth is Jesus is at our table always – he is there to help with home schooling, to give us his peace which passes understanding when we hear the news report. He is in the kitchen when we decide what precious food, we are going to cook each day. He is there when we gather to eat as a family around the table or the highchair! He is there in the night when we wake with worry or to quieten a little one. Claim his promise: “ I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matt 28 v 20.
Not only is he with us but he is also sat at God’s right hand as our advocate in heaven. So, don’t only remember him when you eat bread and wine but talk to him whenever you need God’s help – he is waiting for the call. There is no queue, you will not find he is too busy or too overwhelmed to deliver your request. If you are struggling to sense God’s presence with you – phone a friend and pray together – even Boris allows that and claim this promise of Jesus from Matthew 18.:
19 ‘Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’ Matthew 18 v 19&20
If words are hard to find in your prayers – I recommend Psalm 91 and 121 – as good starting places - I have been wallowing in those 2 this week xx
God Bless and Protect you all, Love Claire xxx