~Mom, today's a special day...so we are going to dress up.
I knew exactly what Stephen was talking about, but never would have considered dressing up in the casual culture in which we live.
This evening we remember Jesus sharing His last Passover meal with His disciples, with our Church Body.
Yes, this is a SPECIAL day.
Jesus, our Passover Lamb.
Jesus, the Bread of Life.
Jesus, the One who would soon have His blood spilled for us so we could enter into New Covenant and have relationship with Him forever.
The LORD has used these two boys to cause us to think differently about the world, people, Jesus, and why we do what we do.
So because of this special day, we will dress up to REMEMBER Jesus... the One who ate dinner while His betrayer dined with Him, washing Judas' feet, and to bring about the healing of Malchus' ear in the very moments of His betrayal later that night.
Jesus, we are in awe of Your matchless LOVE. You pursued, served, and brought healing in the midst of Your own pain.