25th March 2020
Welcome. It's Wednesday, 25th March 2020.
Hello Bishop Ridley School. It's Mr Keep here, again. May the Lord be with you.
Today we are going to think about The Last Supper.
We'll start with a song, click below for “Be Bold, Be Strong”. Feel free to sing along and if you have someone with you, you could even try to sing the parts – Mrs Horlock would be so proud!
Our Bible passage for today is John 4:13-15:
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Our thought for the day
We take water for granted every day. We use it to wash our hands (for a full 20 seconds), to drink and to keep the plants healthy.
In Jesus’ time, it wasn’t always safe to drink water as it wasn’t cleaned and purified like the water that comes from our taps. This is why they often drank wine. However, water was still important for washing. The townsfolk would often go to the river to wash themselves and their clothes.
Just before Jesus was taken and hung on the cross, he had a special meal with his disciples. It is often called the Last Supper. During the meal Jesus surprised the disciples by using water to wash their feet. This was a shock for them – they knew how important Jesus was and they thought that it should have been them washing his feet.
The story comes from John 13:1-17. Here is a video here if you would like to watch it:
Jesus showed his disciples love and compassion. He wanted to help them clean themselves on the inside by washing away their sins. Christians try to say sorry to God when they pray.
Jesus helps us to remember that when we make the wrong choice it is important to say sorry. Forgiveness is one of our Christian values and helps us move on from disagreements with friends and family.
A prayer for today
We will finish today with The Grace, a prayer which Christians frequently say together. If there are people with you, why not pray this together.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all,
now and forever.