Today is Maundy Thursday on the Christian calendar, and at ufcwomen.blog, we're exploring Jesus' prayers and journey to the cross on this day nearly 2,000 years ago.
Last week in our Ponder and Pray feature, we looked at the first of three chapters of Jesus’ Last Supper Discourse in which Jesus declared that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and then promised the Holy Spirit, a helping spirit of peace to guide them — and believers today — through life. Today we’ll find another I AM statement in chapter 15 and more comfort about how the Holy Spirit, also known as the Spirit of Truth, will guide us through the harsh reality that the world hates us because we follow Jesus.
Jasmine Timm joins us today at ufcwomen.blog to read John 15 and 16. May you set aside all that cries aloud for your attention and simply be with Jesus in His Word.
Join us as we ponder and pray through this week's reading — John 11 and 14.
As Sarah Schafer reads us John 11 and 14, we pray, "Lord, keep our hearts soft. May we not be afraid to feel the emotion embedded in this narrative and to release our emotions to You.