12 April 2017
Holy Week ~ Worth Dying For – A Bridge of Spies
Greetings Dear Reader,
We have seen the Priests reject the one they serve. That, however, Is not enough. They want him dead. They seek a way to kill him without upsetting the masses or violating the laws enforced on them by Rome. What they need is a conspirator and as in all great stories one will be provided.
Whilst they plot his death another plots his own efforts. He thinks to get the God he has watched for three years to act like a God. He want Jesus to move against Rome. He wishes for the conquering King to un-shroud and take his throne. His plan is to use the enemy, the priests to force the hand of Christ. He will build his bridge to victory through subterfuge and secrecy.
Judas goes to the Pharisees and arranges for them to arrest Jesus away from the throng. He must have been privy to Christ’s plans as he is able to instruct the Priests. He must have not realized that the omniscient God he follows would know even when discussing his plans.
We cannot ask for a more sorrowful and shortsighted plot. We too act on our own contrary to God’s instruction. We hate where he commands us to love. We fight where he demands that we make peace. We plot where he moves in the open. It is our voice that speaks softly to the Pharisees; “On Thursday night you’ll find him where you want him; far from the crowds, in the garden of Gethsemane.”
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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