Friday, April 2, 2010

The Lord's Supper

Last night we celebrated the Lord's Supper.

After school the girls helped me make the Unleavened Bread while I read them the story of the widow and Elijah in 1 Kings 17:7-24.

We sat down by candlelight and ate supper as a family.

After we finished eating, I started to read John 13:1-17. Chad got up, wrapped a towel around his waist and washed the girls' feet.

We talked about being servants. We talked about how significant it was the Jesus washed the disciples feet.

Then I read Matthew 26:17-30. Chad broke the bread and gave each of us a piece and he passed the cup. After we shared Communion together we talked about how after the Lord's Supper they got up and went to the Garden of Gethsemane. The girls had acted out the events of Holy week at Church the night before. My middle daughter said, "They told us we had to shout Crucify Him, Crucify Him. We were just acting so that wasn't a sin right?"

It made me smile and broke my heart at the same time. She was just acting and she still did not want to shout, Crucify Him. She understands the significance of Easter way more than I give her credit for.

This is the first time we have celebrated the Lord's Supper in our home. I had no idea the significance it would have on all of us. God is so Good.


KK said...

Yes He is, what a precious tradition.

Caroline said...

Wow. Awesome tradition...awesome to wash feet and remember our amazing Lord! We are going to be washing feet here in South Africa (where you came across my blog earlier today!) and the meaning of it just keeps getting deeper and deeper for me the more I think of it! Thanks for sharing!

thegypsymama said...

Oh my goodness - the photo of your husband washing the girl's feet - oh my goodness. It's such a visceral thing - to kneel down and offer such an act of service. What a life lesson for kids.

There's something we need to incorporate when my boys get older for sure!