Morning light on Maundy Thursday making a cross on my bedroom curtains, reminding me of the Lord’s sacrifice for me, reminding me of his words. “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) I remember he washed his disciples’ feet and told them that the way to happiness would be found in copying his example. I remember that walking the way of the cross will make me a blessing to my husband, children, grandchildren, friends and community.
Oh, Lord, thank you for giving up your life so that I might live. Empower me to take up my cross and follow you. Forgive my selfishness; let me die to my own agendas, yield to your will and serve others as you do. Enable me to keep my eyes on you today. By your power, let me live to forgive, to serve, to love as you do. I love you, Beautiful Lord Jesus.