09 April 2017
Holy Week ~ Worth Dying For – Palm Sunday, An Evening in Bethany
Greetings Dear Reader,
The Pharisees told Jesus to quiet the crowd. He explained that if they stopped the rocks would take up the song. He explained that they were worried about the wrong thing. It is true that they recognize the Son, the Messiah.
He will weep for them. I wonder if we can truly put our minds in the place of Christ on that evening. He retires to Bethany to rest. What does he discuss. The disciples must have been full of talk about the crowd and the cheering. Even up to the end they were expecting him to overthrow Rome. They were expecting him to act God-like in a big way.
What does Jesus ponder as he sees the ones who have seen so much see so little? Can he already feel the weight of the cross? Perhaps Judas is already pushing him to act. Perhaps this is one of the times the apostles argue about who will be the greatest in the kingdom.
The evening in Bethany requires rest and preparation. The week is just beginning. Things are just unfolding. They will unfold as they should but not as the people expect. Tonight I take the time to rest with Jesus and let him know that as much as possible I understand. I wonder if he stayed with Lazarus. I wonder if that would be a glimpse of the shadow that is to come. Lazarus, at this point had experienced what Jesus had not.
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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