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Holy Thursday


14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them ~ John 13:14-17

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The picture above is where I spent the last hour and a half communing and fellowshipping with God. 

It’s been a challenging week. One of those weeks where you feel like there is something in the air. Something that just seems to make life harder. 

Last night as I came home from the Bible study I get to teach every week, I had one of my favorite moments. It is what I call a boomerang moment. It’s the time when God takes the message I teach and/or preach, and turns around and speaks it to me. After spending a week in the text,  by the time I teach it, it already has gotten deep in me. After teaching, my heart and mind are wide open to tune into the frequency of heaven. 

Last night was just such a night. Like I said, this week was tough. But the message was all about The Posture. The Promise. And The Anchor. The posture of the believer – our default state, our “posture” according to the writer of Hebrews is to be faith and patience. The promises of God give us an unshakable hope which is an Anchor for our soul. And the anchor is moored to our Great High Priest, Jesus – our Forerunner who has gone before us and is behind the veil of the heavenly temple and at the right hand of the very Throne of God. 

Faith, patience, promises, anchor, Jesus. Last night as I drove home God boomeranged me with this message. Don’t let go of that hope. And if it gets harder, hold fast all the more. 

An anchor at its essence is something that connects a movable object to an immovable one, and in so doing makes the movable become immovable itself. 

I like that. I am holding on. I am movable, but my Lord is not – and linked up to Him,  I become immovable myself. 

 On this Holy Thursday that initiates the Washing of the Feet, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Crucifixion, and finally the Resurrection, my prayer is that you have found that same anchor and are holding on to it as well. 

Blessings, 

Chris


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