I am so thankful for so many things everyday.
I enjoy my Thankful Thursday posts. I have fun with them some weeks being thankful for things like coffee and reality television, but sometimes I am more serious in my thankfulness.
This week, I am thankful for my savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Holy Week is such a special week and an emotional one too. Knowing the events that took place leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and then resurrection is such a reminder of why we are here. God sent His son here to be a teacher, healer, example, and friend. The thought that a sinless person suffered, taking on all of our sins so we would be forgiven is overwhelming. The ultimate sacrifice that paid our sins in full.
Jesus asked us of only one thing before he took on all of our sins.
Today is Maundy Thursday and it represents the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and him giving one more commandment. The word "maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum which means "commandment."
"I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." John 13:34
I am so thankful for the price that was paid for me.
I taught a 3rd-5th grade Sunday School class for a few years. I loved using the Resurrection Eggs to talk about Holy Week. This was a few years ago and I got mine from Lifeway, but I am sure there are many examples on Pinterest if you haven't heard of them. The dozen plastic eggs each have a symbol like a nail or piece of cloth and when they are opened it is a great way to talk about the events with children. I will admit, sometimes I got choked up when we talked about it. I always had these sweet little faces looking at me and I could always tell when different symbols meant something to different kids.
I am trying to list new things in my shop while my 10% off sale is still going on through Sunday 4/1. I listed these yesterday.
Click on the titles to go to the listing in my shop.
Rose Quartz Angel Aura Pave Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings
Rainbow Moonstone Pave Diamond Bar Sterling Silver Necklace
Polki Rose Cut Diamond Necklace
I added this listing this morning. It is made with my new custom made charm with my original artwork design.
Adjustable "How Great Thou Art" Stainless Steel Charm Bracelet
I hope everyone has a Good Friday and do something to make it great!