17 April 2014

Maundy Thursday-Inspirational

Since I have a wretched cold and cough I was unable to sleep past four

this morning, so I stumbled out of the bed, grabbed my cozy

green "Grandma," sweater and huddled on the sofa thinking how rotten I felt.  

Sort of feeling that sorry for myself type thing, you know that feeling... 

My mind wandered as the coffee pot heaved and steamed away and then I 

remembered what today was.

Maundy Thursday and I stopped feeling sorry for myself.

Today is also known as Holy Thursday and commemorates 

the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on 

the night before he was crucified.

Tonight was the night that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, before the

Passover meal, as a lowly act of service to show the extent of his love.

Knowing that he would be betrayed and hung on the cross.

I have pretty much stayed away from writing about my Faith,

I haven't wanted to offend anyone with my beliefs, 

but I have things in my heart to share. 

My Faith is what makes my world make sense.

And when I think of the sacrifice of Jesus, I am humbled beyond words.

Jesus lights my path and there have many times in which it has been dark.

I have been lost, weary and sick,

but never alone because I have Jesus holding my hand.

It is no coincidence that the world awakens from darkness every Spring and

that it blooms rich in color, vibrant and passionate hues grace our entries and 

flower beds.

There is a saving Grace and Jesus Christ gave us this gift.

Maundy Thursday is a solemn day, because it is the day in which Jesus Christ

was betrayed.

This is the day he broke the bread and shared the wine, as a new covenant of

God's promise that we would be saved.

Saved because of love.

There is, nor ever will be a greater love than this and the example has been

set for us to love and care for each other.

Maundy comes from the Latin word (mandatum) which is a reference to the 

commands that Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper-

that we should love one another with humility and serve 

one another and remember his sacrifice.

So today, I am going to be mindful of the greatest sacrifice ever made-

I am going to be thinking of the garden of Gethsamane where Jesus prayed 

and cried.

Where he was obedient to the divine plan and continue to know that Jesus

walks with me every day of my life.


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. A beautiful post Jemma. I don't think there's anything wrong with sharing your faith, and I believe we are meant to share it. Your post has come as a timely reminder for me ... so thank you. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family. Wendy x

  2. Your flowers are the most beautiful, love the wonderful roses, all the photos are incredible...thanks for the message and sharing the wonderful flowers...

  3. Dear Jemma,
    Words cannot describe what this post means to me. I believe it is the loveliest of all. Jesus loves us so much, and your eloquent words along with the beautiful flowers describes what He means to you too. The striped rose is one of the prettiest I've seen. I will reflect on this post today, and I may even come back to see it again.

    Happy Easter, dear Jemma.


  4. Happy Easter Jemma: Your words are so true and beautiful. Happy Easter.

  5. I hope you feel better soon, Joyce. Happy Easter.

  6. I just loved and appreciated this post so much. It is the whole purpose to life. I hope you feel better.
    I hope your Easter tomorrow will be a blessed one.


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