12 April 2017
Holy Week ~ Worth Dying For – Oil and Silver
Greetings Dear Reader,
Jesus is in Bethany again. The air must have been electric with the building anticipation. Even the most obtuse of the apostles must have sensed that things were different. Jesus had sent them earlier to find a place for the Passover. They knew that tomorrow they would return to Jerusalem.
Tonight their thoughts are not on what is to come. Judas, thirty silvers richer is pondering money. He still pondering it when Mary of Bethany comes with expensive oil to anoint the feet of the Messiah. She is forever remembered for her service in preparation for the burial of Jesus. Judas thinks of the value of oil far over the value of Jesus.
Jesus is looking forward. Tomorrow things begin to move more quickly. Tomorrow fear and fight will grip his friends. Tomorrow will be the Passover but it will not pass over him. He will decide once and for all if we are worth dying for.
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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