Thursday, April 2, 2015


On Wednesday of Holy week,
nothing is recorded in Scripture about Jesus.
There is complete silence.
Most believe that He pulled away from the chaos of Jerusalem,
and went to Bethany to spend his final hours on earth
among His closest friends and followers.
More than likely,
He rested and was refreshed,
and was in prayer to His heavenly Father,
preparing for the agony of the next few days.

On Thursday, the fifth day of Holy week,
everything started happening very quickly.

"The chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people
 assembled at the palace of the high priest,
 who was called Caiaphas
 and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him."
Matthew 26: 3&4

Jesus was plotted against,
annointed with precious oil.
Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper,
washed His disciples feet.
He was betrayed.
He was grieved and distressed in prayer.
He was arrested.
Jesus affirmed that He was indeed the Son of God.
He was spat upon,
Then, after all of that,
He was denied three times by His close friend, Peter.

This, dear friends, is a nutshell version
of Thursday.
There is not enough paper in the world to contain
all of the ramifications of that day.
Read Matthew 26.
Spend some time thinking about the truths
you are reading.

God sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins.
He went to hell for us so that we wouldn't have to go there.
The story of what Jesus did for us in God's word is fascinating.
The best part ever is that it is all true!!!

Read, pray, trust.
He will open you heart and your mind to Himself.

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