Tonight I participated in my first Maundy Thursday service that was hosted by Treasuring Christ Church. We took time to remember the death of Christ on our behalf through song, reading of Scripture, and taking of the Lord's supper. This was a great time of reflection for me as I remembered that you don't get to Easter Sunday without first going through the Cross. The death of Christ on the Cross has been described as the great exchange, in the words of John Piper, "My sin goes to Him, and His righteousness comes to me."
I want to encourage you all to take some time before getting to Easter Sunday and reflect on the meaning of this. If you are a follower of Christ then remember Christ's death and the work on the cross and the hope that we were given in him as he rose again on the third day. If you are not a follower of Christ then take time to think of the implications that it has for your life that Christ died on a cross in your place and rose again to life three days later, which made a way of hope and salvation for you.
Here is a brief Maundy Thursday Meditation that John Piper gave a few years ago.