Maundy Thursday: Divine Surrender

Today marks the day Jesus was arrested. Today marks the day of divine surrender–the day where God in the flesh willingly submitted to His fickle and comparatively weak created ones to rescue us. It is the day where God whispers to us:

“I’ll be broken so you can be whole.”

“I’ll be reviled so you can be redeemed.”

“I’ll be rejected so you can be reconciled.”

“I’ll take on death so you can take on true life.”

“I’ll accept the hatred so you can know God’s love.”

“I’ll be denied by all so you will be accepted by God.”

“I’ll suffer for you can know salvation.”

One of the most confounding truths of Holy Week is divine surrender. And Jesus’ divine surrender reminds us that the only kind of power capable of changing the world is the power of self-giving love. 

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