13 April 2017
Holy Week ~ Worth Dying For – The Father’s Business
Greetings Dear Reader,
As a boy, when Jesus remained at the temple after Passover his parents sought him out. They found him and he explained that he was doing his Father’s business. Here on this Passover weekend we find him doing the same.
He is doing what he always does. He keeps the Law of Moses. He walks in communion with the Father. He lives the example of a perfect Israelite. He also gives himself totally to the mission. He knows who the Passover Lamb is and yet he follows all protocol.
What are we thinking as we approach the commemoration of suffering? We have turned to bunnies and candy as the high marks of our remembrances. We give more time to our finery and bonnets than we do to his pain.
As I begin my Holy Thursday I ponder what was in the mind of Jesus as he went through the day. He knows that his friend has acted to hand him over to the Pharisees. He knows that the rest of his followers will run. He knows that once evening comes things change forever.
I ponder that today the fullness of time arrives. It is the day when everything hangs in the pinch of the hourglass and just a few grains away is the moment of truth. For today I will walk with the Messiah as he does his duty to the very last.
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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