The Week of His Passion
Now the week of His passion
They surely wanted Him dead
How to carry out this evil
Keep the crowd going ahead
They wanted to avoid a riot
trying to cover up their scheme
It was the Passover celebration
Thousands gathering, the crowd could turn mean
Jesus went about cleansing the temple
And delivering all the woes
They desired even more,
His life to simply dispose
He gave attention to last details
Instructing His disciples to follow
Unleavened bread, bread of affliction
Isn’t He called the Man of sorrows
The last supper, Passover meal
He stood and did boldly proclaim
He uncovered the way and the plan
His body and blood our claim
Jesus said, “This cup is my blood
Blessed and poured out for you
When you drink it remember
for as often as you do.”
They seeking to take His life
How foolish could they be
It wasn’t theirs to take
He would lay it down willingly
Through all the pain He didn’t speak
His life was not His own
He and God did make this plan
His will and His alone
Behold I make all things new;
His heart and mind steadfast
But they didn’t understand
they needed Him gone, and fast
Thinking to do away with Him
And get this hushed away
Only later to realize,
Behold, Salvation’s Way
Through the scourging and berating
brutality and pain,
for the joy set before Him
At the Cross, He endured the shame
The week of His Passion
Free will offering poured out
He laid down His life gave His all
Now we know without a doubt
His perfect work was finished
And we do have our place
Secured for all who believe
Until we see Him face to face
© laurette laster 2019
Have you ever stopped to consider Jesus Christ’s intentionality when He fashioned the whip?
The purpose, The plans, The Passion of driving out what was not Holy from the house of God. He worked literally and diligently while preparing to cleanse once and for, making propitiation for our sin, placing His blood on the mercy seat in heaven.
He fashioned, working with His hands, with intention, with purpose, making, twisting or braiding a whip where with to drive out the money changers from the temple courts. This gesture was neither weak nor passive. This was intentional and bold!
“When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’ ” The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.”
He is able to save all who come to Him!
If you haven’t already, now is the time and today is the day, prepare your heart, be intentional!
Blessings as we enter the remembrance of the Holy season of our Great Deliverance.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette
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